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Beginnings and Endings 

Seeking Balance: One Woman's Journey 



GEORGE GRAVES ggraves@mbc edu 

GRETCHEN NEWMAN gnewman@mbc edu 

Assistant Editor 
SHERRY R. COX '99 scoxOmbc edu 

>Jl^ J - I ^ i-Cy-^ 

At the recent 50th annual meeting of the 
Virginia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges, which Mary Baldwin helped 
found, the talk was of frailty — the frailty 
of the liberal arts college, the frailty of the 
single-sex liberal arts college. Granted, 
there are few all-male colleges. The num- 
ber of women's colleges has declined 
considerably over the past several 
decades, though more than 60 remain. 
We at Mary Baldwin are certainly 
acquainted with the pressures that small 
liberal arts colleges face. We confront 
them every day. But as many of you 
know, I happen to be something of a 
contrarian. I look for good news when I 
see signs of it — and I do see signs. 
Yes, the stock markets are well 
below historic highs, and the economy 
has been in a muddle. The extraordinary 
public generosity shown to the families 
of the thousands who died in the terror- 
ist attacks a year ago diverted many 
charitable contributions to that com- 
pelling cause. At Mary Baldwin, giving is 
up, and our investments have performed 
better than those at most other colleges 
and universities. We beat the average 
return for our benchmarks. 

Our enrollment is solid. Interest in 
our latest regional center, in Sterling in 
northern Virginia's Loudoun County, 
is encouraging. 

We're on target with our strategic 
plan. We know where we are going, and 
we are getting there. For example, we're 
rapidly developing new programs, includ- 
ing a much-requested master's in 
counseling psychology and a center for 
applied leadership and management. Like 
others we've created, they will be built on 
our sturdy liberal-arts foundation. 

As Americans grapple with the 
undermining of institutions of all kinds, 
Mary Baldwin need not scramble. We 
already offer courses, programs, and a 
social environment that teach and stress 
values. It seems to me that we are very 
forward looking. Character and character 
development have long been essential to a 
Baldwin education. Integrity and values 
are now at the top of the nadon's agenda. 
People are craving them. Every college 
and university will come to the table with 
something. We are tried and true. We have 
always felt that education, outside as well 
as inside the classroom, should be rooted 
in values. We don't suddenly have to gain 
a new perspective. 

Finally, single-sex education is enjoy- 
ing a revival in secondary schools. Not 
surprising to us, young women — and 
men — are bolder and more successful in 
their academic and extracurricular pur- 
suits. As statistics and our experience have 
long shown, the same is true in college. 


Gena Adams '89 

Alice R, Araujo 

Brenda L, Bryant 

Jeffrey L Bullet 

Sherry R Cox '99 

Lynn Gilliland '80 

George Graves 

Carole Grove 

Diane Kent 

Gretchen Nevyman 

Lydia J, Petersson 

Judith L Shuey 

Frank R Southenngton 

Kathleen A Stinehart 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 

The Mary Baldwin College 
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Mary Baldwin College. 
Staunton, VA 24401 
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You may have already 
noticed our new look on 
the cover — updated 
typography throughout the 
Magazine that is clean, 
crisp, and sure. You may 
also have been expecting 
fall Columns, the 
newsprint tabloid we have 
published twice a year 
along with two maga- 
zines. Responding to 
reader reaction, we'll pro- 
duce three magazines a 
year: fall, winter, and 
spring. We will no longer 
print Co/umns. Thanks for 
the feedback. Let us know 
how we can continue to 
serve you better. 

On the cover 

Flowers were among 
the gifts for graduates at 
spring Commencement 
on a brilliant but chilly 
day reminiscent of fall. 
Coverage begins on 
Page 20. 

Photo by Woods Pierce. 

2 Here's to You, Jerry Venn 

4 Remembering Carolyn Meeks, Honorary Alumna 

5 Students Win Grants for Research Projects 

8 Testifyin' — New Theatre Troupe Explores African-American Culture 

9 A Classical Education — and in Just 30 Minutes 

10 The Word's Now the Thing for Visiting Shakespeare Scholar 

11 PEG Center Construction in Photos 

14 Seeking Balance in Life: One Woman's Journey 

17 Arnold Leaps into Spotlight in Atlanta 

18 Education in Afghanistan: Starting Over, with John Gillies 

19 The Tyson Diary: Two Weeks in the Life of a College President 

20 Bright Day Bright Futures 
22 Homecoming 2002 

49 Anatomy of a Decision To SpeakTwo Languages at Home 


6 News in Brief 

12 Faculty and Staff Highlights 
24 Mary Baldwin College Gift Shop 
27 Alumnae/i News and Class Notes 
43 Chapters in Action 

Here's toYou, 


When Jerry Venn retired as pro- 
fessor of psychology in spring 2000, his 
colleagues and students could barely 
imagine Pearce Science Center and Mary 
Baldwin College without his laughter, 
compassion, and creative teaching. But 
they knew they would still see him at col- 
lege functions like the ADP 25th 
anniversary celebration that he went to in 
Charlottesville m March. 

Attending events honormg students 
or involving their families was among his 
highest priorities. They knew they could 
enjoy a warm hug and bask in his undi- 
vided attention and what one former 
student described as his "face-filling 
smile." That assurance vanished this 
spring as family and friends grappled with 
the sudden loss of Jerry Venn. 

Jerry Rodger Venn, 67, of Nellysford, 

By Sherry R Cox '99 

Virginia, died March 26 at the Augusta 
Medical Center after a brief illness. He left 
his wife of 40 years, Elaine; two sons, 
Jody and Jon; daughter Aimee; and five 

Venn came to Mary Baldwin in 1967 
with a B.S. from the College of William 
and Mary in Norfolk (now Old Dominion 
University) and an M.Ed, in school coun- 
seling from the University of Virginia. He 
earned his Ed.D. in educational psychology 
from UVA in 1970 and completed post- 
doctoral study there in school and clinical 
child psychology in 1976. He was licensed 
to practice clinical psychology. In 1 990, 
MBC faculty awarded Venn the Faculty 
Community Service Award in recognition 
of his contributions to the college. 

John Kibler, professor of psychology, 
wrote in summer 2000 Columns that 
Venn loved squirting students with a 
water pistol in class to illustrate a condi- 
tioned response. Antics aside, he worked 
hard to devise ways of helping students 
grasp difficult concepts. Kibler also noted 
Venn's love for his students. "He knows 
their names; he knows more about their 
lives than I ever could; he notices the small 
changes in their appearance and 
demeanor; and he never misses an oppor- 
tunity to deliver a compliment." 

In a book of cards and letters com- 
piled when Venn retired, Lesley Novack, 
professor of psychology, wrote, "I still 
think back to my first memory of Jerry 
during my initial interview at the col- 
lege. I remember seeing his face toward 
the end of my lecture; he was smiling 
enthusiastically, and I recall thinking 
that he had such a pleasant and happy 
face. When I finished speaking, he came 
over to me and took my hand in both of 

his and welcomed me to the college. It 
was the best and warmest welcome that 
I have ever received. I knew then that I 
really wanted to be at Mary Baldwin 
with colleagues as warm and inviting as 
he was." 

Novack also wrote about Venn's 
famous laugh. "Wherever I was in 
Pearce, if 1 were within 50 feet of that 
wonderful laugh, a smile would appear 
on my face. Sometimes, his laugh was 
accompanied by a foot stomp; the com- 
bination was contagious and, truly, he 
spread joy everywhere!" 

Reactions to Venn's death poured in 
from all over. Comments depicted a pro- 
fessional who set high standards for 
himself, his students, the psychology 
department, and the college; an instruc- 
tor who pulled more out of his students 
than they knew was there; and, as one 
colleague said, a "very kind soul who 
would literally tremble with outrage at 
any form of injustice." 

Tracey Cones '82, program analyst at 
The Smithsonian Institution's National 
Museum of Natural History in 
Washington, D.C., credits Venn for not 
only encouraging her to pursue an intern- 
ship at the Institute for Social Research at 
the University of Michigan, but helping 
her win a research grant to fund it. "Dr. 
Venn taught me how to write a grant pro- 
posal," said Cones. "He spent extra time 
with me to teach me complex problem- 
solving processes. Dr. Venn not only 
showed me a door and opened it, he 
taught me how to walk through it." 

"Other than my parents, no one had 
a more profound effect on my develop- 
ment than Jerry Venn," said Judy Stovall 
Boland '74, YMCA board chair and 

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community volmiteer in Richmond, 
Virginia. "His passion and enthusiasm 
kindled in me a love for learning that still 
bums 30 years later He knew how to 
bring out the best in each of his students. 
He gave us confidence. Jerr}- Venn was the 
quintessential educator and friend." 

To Nancy Hopkins Parsons '81, 
campaign director for arts and historic 
preser\'ation at U\'A in Charlottesville, 
"Jerr\- \^enn exemplified all that was 
unique and wonderful about the Man' 
Baldwin experience. He was a talented 
and demanding instructor He would not 
accept anNthing but your best, and you 
would not give anjthing but your best 
because you never wanted to let him 
down. He really cared about his students, 
and we really cared about him. He loved 
psycholog)", and he shared this passion 
with those of us who \\-ere fortunate 
enough to be in his classes. He taught me 
how to study, and he made it fun. He was 
also a dear friend and confidant and a 
true gentleman. He was there for each of 
us even after we graduated. When I think 
of Mar\- Baldwin, I think of Jern,- Venn." 

Catherine E. Ross '72, who teaches 

Enghsh at the Universit)' of Texas at Tyler, 
remembers Veim as "a man of great intel- 
lectual curiosit}' who was both deeply 
sympathetic with people — including even 
the most irritating of students — and also 
a person of great good sense. He also 
smiled more than any professor I can 
recall. When I think about how I want to 
teach, how I want to treat my students, 
how I hope to be percei^'ed by my col- 
leagues, I always think of Dr \'enn.'" 

"Has there ever been anyone more 
enthusiastic about psychology' and able to 
transmit, transport, and radiate that 
enthusiasm to all around him?" asked 
Margaret Stanley Wood '74, alumnae 
director at Stuart Hall school in Staunton, 
in her letter for ^'enn's retirement book. 
"Jerr\' would start in before we ever even 
made it through the door. We were just 
enthralled. How could we not want to 
major in this fascinating subject vdxh this 
fascinating man? You can be sure we had 
to be on death's door to miss one of Dn 
Venn's classes. It was pure theatre. Here's 
to you, Jern' — to the smartest, tunniest, 
sexiest, coolest guy who ever stepped into 
a classroom." 

Joseph M. Garrison Jr. 

Professor Emeritus of English 
Jerr\- \ enn was the kind of person I wish I 
had known earlier, although my friendship 
with him had a long and continuous histon.', 
dating from the summer of 1964, when I 
lived across the street from him in 
Charlottesville and spent many of that sum- 
mer's evenings sitting in his yard, talking. 
Standing by Jerry's casket at the end of the 
interment service, Elaine explained to the 
friends gathered there that Jern- would be 
buried facing west, reversing the custom of 
the cemetery, so that he would always see 
the Blue Ridge Motmtains of Vrginia. In a 
poem by Walt Whitman titled "'Facing West 
from Cahfomia's Shores," the poet, after 
taking an imaginative journey around the 
planet Earth, explains that by going west he 
will finally "face home again, very pleas'd 
and joyous." I don't remember talking with 
Jerr\' about death and djing back in that 
summer of 1964, but I'll bet you a pickup 
truck and a brand new pair of red sus- 
penders that he would have laughed a laugh 
you would have never ever forgotten if I had 
told him then that he sometimes reminded 
me so much of Walt Wliinnan, celebrating 
ever\' blessed thing in the world, that he 
would probably even die on WTiitman's 
death day, March 26, which, by God, he did! 

James D. Lott 

Dean Emeritus of the College, 
Professor Emeritus of English 
Jern.- and I came to Man.- Bald\\"in in the 
1960s, and we knew each other well profes- 
sionally and personally. Our children were 
friends and so were our \s-ives. I assumed 
that Jerr)- would grow old enjo\-ing his 
retirement, and he and I talked a lot about 
that, but it was not to be. The last time Jerrys 
and I were together for any time was late last 
year when he, Elaine, Pam, and I met for 
dinner and spent most of the rime talking 
about our grandchildren. Whenever I look at 
Garrett \'eim, Jon and Mar\- Lida's son, I see 
httle Jern.- \'enn: Garrett gives new meaning 
to the countTT.- phrase "the spittin' image." 
Jerri's love for all his family was out- 
standing, and he talked about them at even.^ 
opportunity-. He loved teaching, and he loved 
his smdents. And they reciprocated. It was 
partly sr.-le: humor, which manifested itself 
in loud bursts of laughter unconstrained and 
intecrious. It was partly his love of psycholo- 
gy- and his commitment to it and his skill 
talking about the subject. But it was deeper 
than that. It was the students" recognition 
that Jerr^- knew them, really knew them, and 
was interested in them and concerned about 
them as people. He was unique as a teacher 
and as a good human being. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

"I think God puts you on earth to serve, 


Carolyn Meeks, 

Honorary Alumna 

By Sherry R Cox '99 

said Carolyn Meeks, administrative 
assistant to the president, as she reflect- 
ed on her more than 4 1 years at Mary 
Baldwin. It was March, and she had 
been named an honorary alumna of the 
college, a rare designation she described 
as "the biggest honor that's ever come 
to me ... a dream come true." In failing 
health — she was near the end of her 
second battle with cancer — she exuded 
love for the college and its people. 

Meeks died three months later, 
June 13. Survivors include her hus- 
band, Donnie; her mother; two 
children and their families; two broth- 
ers; and her dog. Josh, a boxer. The 
funeral, which Meeks planned, blend- 
ed joyous song with remarks by 
President Cynthia H. Tyson, Chaplain 
Patricia Hunt, and Edward Scott, asso- 
ciate professor of philosophy. Rev. 
Temple Myers, minister of Memorial 
Baptist Church in Staunton, spoke of 
Meeks' "strength of soul." 

Meeks grew up in Alexandria, 
Virginia, and came to the Shenandoah 
Valley to attend what was then 
Madison College, now James Madison 
University, in nearby Harrisonburg. 
There she met Donnie on a blind date. 
They were married for more than 40 
years. She left Madison without finish- 
ing, but, at the urging of Tyson, 
returned to earn her degree in 1987. 

Initially, Meeks worked for Dean 
of the College Martha Grafton and 
Dean of Students Elizabeth Parker. "I 
came to Mary Baldwin September 11, 
1961," she said. "I admired the Mary 
Baldwin 'girls,' as people called them, 
so much. A lot of them were rich, but 
I didn't want to be rich; I just wanted 
to be smart like they were." 

"It sounds very pretentious, I 
know, but when I came to Mary 
Baldwin I knew I could do a good 
job. I set goals, and my goal was one 
day to be top secretary at Mary 
Baldwin. I wanted to be the best I 
could for the college." 

After more than four decades, 
Meeks still remembered her introduc- 
tion to the college. "I'll tell you the first 
person I ever saw at Mary Baldwin — 
she greeted me at the front door when I 
came up the steps. It was Lelia Taylor, 
a housekeeper in the Administration 

Building. She had on a black uniform 
with a white apron. I thought I was in 
Gone With the Wind. Every day she 
was there polishing my desk, and she 
taught me a lot about Staunton. She 
filled me in on history, and I was very 
grateful to her." 

"Through the years, I passed on 
some of that knowledge to others," 
said Meeks. The first thing I did when 
I saw Dr. Tyson was try to fill her in 
on things. I didn't want to overwhelm 
her, but I told her some things about 
the college and the community." 

Meeks served six deans and two 
presidents. She saw the campus 
expand with the purchase of the 
Staunton Military Academy property 
in 1976. She worked with the college 
administration to add the Adult 
Degree Program in 1977, the Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted in 1985, 
the Master of Arts in Teaching in 
1992, the Virginia Women's Institute 
for Leadership in 1995, and the 
Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts 
in Shakespeare and Renaissanace 
Literature in Performance last fall. 
Meeks, who recalled the racial integra- 
tion of the college in the 1960s, 
welcomed today's diversity. "It is just 
amazing to go to the dining hall and 
see all these different faces." 

The March interview of Meeks 
appears in full on the MBC Web site 
along with comments before her death 
by some of the people who worked 
with her through the years. They 
described a wise professional with a 
"joyful spirit." 

Patricia Menk, professor emerita 
of history, said, "Carolyn Meeks is 
one of the treasures of Mary Baldwin 
College — rare, indispensable, totally 
discreet. Accurate, quick, unfailingly 
courteous to all." 

Patricia Hunt, college chaplain, is 
one of the "lunch bunch" who enjoyed 
eating with Meeks in Hunt Dining 
Hall. "Carolyn's sense of humor has 
made having lunch together a lot of 
fun. She sees the humor in the human 
situation. Perhaps that is why no one 
intimidates her, no matter their station 
in life. Board members, preachers, 
presidents, senators, the well heeled 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

and well connected — all just people 
to Carolyn. She sees our foibles and 
foolishness and has affection for us in 
spite of ourselves." 

For nearly 17 years, Tyson 
enjoyed a close working relationship 
with Meeks and relied on her wisdom. 
"I have had the privilege of working 
with Carolyn all of the time I have 
been at Mary Baldwin College. When 
I came to Mary Baldwin, I knew very 
little about the college, and she knew 
a great deal. She was able to tell me 
where all of the little pitfalls were. 
She was able to say, 'Oh, just a 
minute now.' Carolyn is a strong pro- 
fessional. She understands what is 
appropriate and what is not. She is a 
woman of integrity. She's also a joy to 
work with. Always, Carolyn keeps 
calm and measured and balanced. She 
is never put off stride — even at the 
most outrageous developments. 
Carolyn is fun." 

And of the president, Meeks said, 
"Dr. Tyson is truly one of my very best 
friends. She calls me every morning. 
She tells me what's going on at the col- 
lege. We tell each other we love each 
other. She's my main support besides 
Donnie. She and I have so much in 
common. It's just amazing — a little 
English woman. We both have two 
children. We share the same values, 
and it has just been a wonderful rela- 
tionship with a lot of mutual respect. 
We both love the English language." 

"I go in Wal-Mart and correct the 
signs. One time they were renovating, 
and they had a sign, 'Please bare with 
us.' I got out the black pen and asked 
the clerk if he wanted me to take my 
clothes off. Then right after that I went 
to Belk, and they had signs up with a 
word misspelled. Got out the black 
pen. My husband gets so embarrassed. 
But I can't stand it." 

Carolyn Meeks left her mark on 
Mary Baldwin College. Her profession- 
alism and warmth live on in the 
institution she loved. Her college pride 
continues in the hearts of fellow 
employees and alumnae/i. Her spirit 
remains with the friends with whom 
she shared lunch and laughter each day. 
And for those who learned from her 
example, a black pen is close at hand. 

Students Win Grants For Research Projects 

By Mansol Euceda '04 

Four Mary Baldwin College students — of just 20 overall among Virginia inde- 
pendent colleges — received grants in a competition to pursue research 
projects this past summer. 

The past $2,500 awards are made through the Jessie Ball duPont Fund 
and United Parcel Service Minority Student Summer Research Program and 
the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. Each student worked closely 
with a faculty advisor for 10 weeks and reported on the project at a fall sympo- 
sium at Mary Baldwin. 

Two chemistry majors, Ashley Purnell '05 and Jennifer Oliver '03, teamed 
up to help professors make a department handbook on chemistry more helpful 
to students. They developed strategies that anticipate difficulties that students 
might have performing certain procedures such as synthesizing compounds. 

Purnell, from Richmond, Virginia, is a cadet in Mary Baldwin's Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership. She hopes to go to medical school. Oliver, 
from Birmingham, Alabama, said her senior research "will involve doing much 
of the same type of trouble shooting" as the summer project involved. 

Stephanie Brown '04 from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, majoring in 
International Relations, explored the growing controversy about a ritual in 
some countries called female circumcision or, depending on the perspective, 
genital mutilation. Brown said she wanted to "gain a better understanding 
of the cultural reasons why female circumcision is practiced." She exam- 
ined the ongoing debate between those who say the procedure is 
essential to their culture and those who say it violates the rights of 
women, degrading and hurting them. 

"I found this topic interesting because it is seen as taboo to even dis- 
cuss it" in certain countries and cultures, said Brown. "Female 
circumcision is a subject that has become more prevalent in today's soci- 
ety, especially as a human rights issue, and that has caused it to gain 
more of the public's attention." 

Brown said she will benefit from a broader sense of what is going on in 
the world, particularly among women — important to her in part because she 
attends a women's college. 

Kendra Clarke '03, a political science and theatre major from 
Crawfordsville, Indiana, researched "Unlikely Allies: The Post-September 11 
Bond Created by Exclusion." Clarke said she "read an article in The New 
Republic about increased diplomacy between Israel and India" after the United 
States initiated a war on terrorism in response to last September's attacks. 
"This in itself interested me, because I realized that the inclusion of either 
country would be detrimental to an alliance with Arab nations." 

Clarke, in Mary Baldwin's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, said the 
two countries have grown closer diplomatically. She was interested in how 
improved relations might affect U.S. policy toward the two. 

"I opted to pursue the project because 1 felt it would be beneficial to me 
as a dry run for my senior thesis," said Clarke. "The production of a larger 
paper is extremely useful to my growth as a writer as well." 

Clarke read a variety of books and articles about Israel and India. "Work 
on this paper allows for certain academic growth over the summer that I am 
extremely grateful for," she said. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

news in brief 

Russell Scholar 
Makes Film on Abuse 

In May, 2001-2002 Russell Scholar Elyse 
Richardson and junior Catherine Stanfield 
held a public screening on campus of their 
documentary, "Child Abuse and the 
Community." In the film, professionals 
talk about how they have been affected by 
working with abused children. 

The Margarett Kable Russell 
Award is presented annually to a rising 
senior who demonstrates outstanding 
academic achievement, high character, 
and volunteer service on campus. The 
winner must design and carry out a 
scholarly project during her senior year. 
Advisors for this year's Russell project 
were Daniel Stuhlsatz, assistant profes- 
sor of sociology, and Allen Moye, 
instructor in communication. 

VFIC Honors Three Alumnae 

The Virginia Foundation for 
Independent Colleges has honored three 
Mary Baldwin graduates: Louise Rossett 
McNamee and Mary Elizabeth Reed 
Smyth for lifetime achievement, and 
Kathern Elizabeth Meyer as a recent 
holder of a VFIC scholarship. 

McNamee, a New York advertising 
executive who began as a Harlem kinder- 
garten teacher and advertising researcher, 
became the first woman to have her 
name added to the prominent ad agency 
Delia Femina McNamee WCRS. A1970 
graduate, she is now president of 
Messner Vetere Berger McNamee 
Schmetterer Euro RSCG. She has been 
named advertising woman of the year by 
Ad Week magazine and one of America's 
50 most powerful women by Ladies 
Home Journal. At Mary Baldwin 
College, McNamee, a trustee, was given 
the first Career Achievement Award, has 
presented the Smyth Leadership Lecture 
and has been part of the college's "CEO 
in the Classroom" program. 

Smyth, Class of 1947, is a philan- 
thropist and educator. After graduate 
study, she taught in Waynesboro, 
Virginia, and was named one of the Top 
20 teachers in the nation. She and her 
husband, H. Gordon Smyth, are partners 

in philanthropy. They established the 
Smyth Foundation in 1990 to award 
scholarships, have helped more than 40 
students, and have also provided travel 
grants to public-school teachers. At 
Mary Baldwin, Smyth and her husband, 
a former trustee, have established a lec- 
ture series, endowed a scholarship, and 
contributed to many projects. They have 
also provided for additional scholarships 
and programs through their estate plans. 
The Smyths live in Nellysford, Virginia. 

Meyer, a Williamsburg, Virginia, 
native, is a 2002 graduate who majored 
in psychology and minored in sociology 
and ministry. She was a VFIC Beazley 
Scholar for four years and hopes to 
receive certification as a mediator before 
she begins graduate work leading to a 
Ph.D. in clinical psychology. 

The VFIC recognized the three, 
among others, at its 50th anniversary 
meeting in July. 

Working Through Adversity: 
New Scholarship Awarded 

Vanessa Lane has been named the first 
recipient of the Adult Degree Program's 
"Amazing Grace" Scholarship. The 
$2,500 award will be granted annually 
to an ADP student who has inspired 
others by overcoming adversity. 

"Adversity can, of course, take 
many forms: health-related, financial, 
providential," said Stevens Garlick, 
ADP professor of German, head of the 
selection committee. "What is crucial is 
that the candidate demonstrate that he 
or she has overcome the hardship in 
question and in the face of this daunt- 
ing adversity is nevertheless persisting 
in the pursuit of his or her bachelor's 
degree through the Adult Degree 

The scholarship was created by 
Carol Douglas, a wealth management 
advisor for Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, 
North Carolina. A friend of MBC 
President Cynthia H. Tyson, she fin- 
ished her undergraduate program as an 
adult student. Her sister earned her 
degree after overcoming obstacles and 
obtaining a scholarship. 

Ann Alexander, ADP professor of 

history at the MBC Roanoke center and 
Lane's advisor, said Lane "had a magnif- 
icent first semester and has impressed 
her professors and her fellow students 
with her ability to build a new life. 
When she arrives for class in the 
evenings, she in truth appears radiant 
and exhibits amazing grace." 

Said Lane: "My Mary Baldwin expe- 
rience has been the stuff that fairy tales 
are made of, and my love for learning 
seems to grow exponentially with every 
passing day. After so many years wonder- 
ing where I might fit, the ADP program 
has been quite like coming home." 

A>!yone interested in creating a 
scholarship or investing in an existing 
scholarship for a ivorthy student may 
call the Mary Baldwin Development 
office at 1-S00-622-42S5 for more 

Student Team Debates 
National Security Issues 

A Mary Baldwm team performed typical- 
ly well in the annual Ethics Bowl 
competition among Virginia's 15 indepen- 
dent colleges. MBC tied for second with 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 

The topic debated was timely and 
provocative: "Civil Rights and National 
Security." Sharing first place were 
Marymount College and Washington 
and Lee University. MBC team members 
were Jamie Curley, Amanda Davis, 
Jessica Puglisi, KatySue Tillman, and 
Lauren Loyd, and alternates Kerrie 
Laughlin and Shukita Whitaker. 
Contestants socialized with Virginia 
Governor Mark R. Warner at a recep- 
tion and dinner associated with the 
February event. 

"Once again, the MBC team was 
impressive," said Roderic Owen, profes- 
sor of philosophy and academic advisor 
to the team. "Our students more than 
held their own in terms of intellectual 
preparedness, rhetorical skill, rational 
argumentation, and effective team 

The Ethics Bowl was sponsored by 
the Virginia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges and funded by the Batten 
Family Foundation and Wachovia Corp. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

College Offers Minor 
In Creative Writing 

Beginning tliis fall, Mary Baldwin offers a 
minor in creative writing. Requirements 
include three new courses. Sarah Kennedy, 
assistant professor of English, will teach 
The Crafting of Poetry and The Writing 
of Poetn'. Richard Plant, professor of 
EngUsh, will teach The Crafting of 

In part, the creative writing minor 
comes in response to inquiries from 
prospective students. English faculty 
members also say that additional cre- 
ative writing courses make the college 
more competitive with comparable 
undergraduate institutions and better 
able to prepare students for master's 
programs in writing. 

MBC Athletes Honored 

In its second season, the MBC softball 
team improved markedly. The Fighting 
Squirrels won 15 games — up from three 
last year — and compiled a 6^ record m 
conference play. 

In other sports, two Mar)' Baldwin 
sophomores were recognized by the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association. 
Sarah Hatfield ranked 21st in the nation 
among Division III volleyball players in 

hitting with 38.1 percent. Maneisha 
Hardy ranked 10th among Division III 
basketball players in steals, averaging 
four per game. 

Coaches of the Atlantic Women's 
Colleges Conference, of which Mary 
Baldwin is a member, chose seven MBC 
athletes for conference-wide recognition 
in winter and spring sports. In basket- 
ball: all-conference, Maneisha Hardy; 
honorable mention, Lateasha Armstead. 
For swimming: all-conference, Jennifer 
Kukla and Jenny Carman. In softball: 
all-conference, Jordan Armstrong and 
Kelly Marra; honorable mention, 
Angelina Morgan. 

Fencing is one of the college's club 
sports, along with riding, lacrosse, and 
dance. This year's team included 15 MBC 

MBC fencers use one of three 
weapons: foil, epee, or sabre. The sabre 
team ranked second in the state, and the 
team as a whole placed fourth. Three 
MBC fencers qualified for National Junior 
Olympics, and Elaine Landay competed in 
Junior Olympics in Columbus, Ohio. 

Mary Baldwin hosted the United 
States Fencing Association's divisional 
tournament in March, and three of the 
college's fencers advanced to the USFA 
Summer National Fencing Tournament: 
Bethany Pope, a sophomore; Anne 

Byford, fencing coach and adjunct 
instructor of biology and physical educa- 
tion; and Val Gangwer, director of 
audio-visual services. 

President Tyson Marks 
Birthday of Jefferson 

Mary Baldwin President Cynthia H. 
Tyson was the featured speaker April 13 
when the 259th anniversary of Thomas 
Jefferson's birth was commemorated at 
Monticello, his home near Charlottesville, 
Virginia. Representatives of local, state, 
and national institutions attended the 
annual event. 

In her speech, Tyson noted that 
Jefferson late in life responded to a 
query by writing that "a plan of female 
education has never been a subject of 
systematic contemplation with me." 
But she said he also indicated in his 
correspondence that he had thought 
about it — at least for his daughters. 
Jefferson's recommended books and 
course of study for women are "the 
essence of the liberal arts," said Tyson. 

"I think he would be pleased that 
we have come so far," said Tyson, "that 
we in succeeding generations have 
extended his concepts of the liberal arts 
to a much wider group of citizens." 

Days' Paintings: Marriage in Art Influenced Both 

Horace Day and Elizabeth Nottingham Day, 1950 

Paintings of respected artists Horace 
Day and Elizabeth Nottingham Day 
— both of whom taught at Mary 
Baldwin — were shown in the col- 
lege's Hunt Gallery during May for 
returning graduates and many oth- 
ers to view. The exhibition, "A 
Marriage in Art," noted their effect 
on each other. 

Both began teaching at the col- 
lege in 1941 — Elizabeth Nottingham 
Day until her death in 1956, and 
Horace Day until his retirement in 
1967. He died in 1984. Both painted 
landscapes, among other subjects, in 
different styles. The two "established 
a tone of serious artistic investiga- 

tion" at Mary Baldwin, as Paul Ryan, 
associate professor of art and director 
of the Hunt Gallery, wrote in the 
brochure for the exhibition. 

And as son Tal Day wrote, "the 
paintings from their marriage illus- 
trate how a close working and 
personal relationship may influence 
— without dominating individual 
growth and evolution." 

Added Ulysse Desportes, profes- 
sor emeritus of art who knew and 
worked with the Days, both "taught 
all levels of studio art as well as art 
history, art appreciation, and aesthet- 
ics courses," always encouraging lively 
participation in class. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

I © S T I Ty I n - NewTheatreTroupe 
ExpioresAfrican-American Culture 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 

The Kuumba Players of Mary Baldwin have been Signifyin', Testifyin', and Plain 
Ole Lying since spring 2000 when then-f reshmanTonquise "TQ" Jabari '03 
proposed a creative outlet for African Annericans interested in 
theatre. The troupe's nanne, Kuumba, means creativity in 
- Swahili. 

Jabari, of Morrow, Georgia, began the Players' 
performances, and her writing and directing career, 
with the play Kaleidoscope. Her second play was 
Keepin' the Kitchen Close, which audiences enjoyed 
so much encore performances were held. Last 
• spring's Signifyin', Testifyin', and Plain Ole Ly/ng was 

■^o/seTQ'' ■^**^ presentedinthreeparts.Thefirstfocusedonchildren 
and was based on folklore. Jabari, whose great-great- 
r grandparents were slaves, developedthetextfromtalking 

to her grandmother and from African-American folktales. 
[ The second part of the play was about gossip- 

ing and making light of situations in life, in school, and in 
the church. The final portion featured dance and song. 
"The play uses folk tales that have 

been passed down from Africa, 
the South, and the 
Caribbean," says Jabari. 
"Although the play is enter- 
taining, the purpose is to 
introduce everyone, children 
especially, to the rich history of 
storytelling and Africa n- 
' American history." 

Like many African 
, Americans, Jabari's father decided that 

he no longer wanted to use the name that 
his ancestors inherited from slaveholders, so 
I he researched his family's background. He 

• -v-'-i found that they came from Africa by way of 

_^ - '-■■* Caribbean islands. He then changed the 

■ .': name to "Jabari," which means brave in 

;. Swahili.This discovery inspired the 

-.^ younger Jabari, whostudiedtheatreatthe 

Center for the Performing Arts of North 
Atlanta High School. 

Jabari tends to craft roles for 
the actresses, African-American stu- 
dents at Mary Baldwin. She starts 
with a sketch of each character, fill- 
ing it out when roles are filled. 
Jabari is majoring in both 
i communication and Asian studies. 

When she graduates, she plans to 
■ move to Los Angeles to look for acting 

opportunities, perhaps in television. 

Tyson also observed that the cur- 
riculum at the University of Virginia, 
which Jefferson founded, was adapted 
by Mary Julia Baldwin and others as 
the academic underpinning of what 
became Mary Baldwin College. 
Baldwin persisted, said Tyson, despite 
warnings "that she was making the 
requirements so difficult" that her 
institution "would not draw many 

Where Did You 
Get That Hat? 

How did we come to dress the way we 
do? Why did we adopt the many ways 
we dress and have dressed, throughout 
recorded history and even earlier? As 
they say in the fashion world, eventually 
everything old is new again. 

This year's Phi Beta Kappa visiting 
scholar, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, 
offered a few clues about our haber- 
dashery habits during a spring talk at 
Mary Baldwin: "Where did you get 
that hat, my dear?" 

Influences on modern styles may 
go back further than most imagined. 
The earliest representation of a hat dis- 
covered so far is on the tiny, 
20,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf 
figurine in Vienna, Austria. The oldest 
hat found dates from about 1650 B.C. 
and was at first thought to be a bag 
before fully pieced together. 

Barber, professor of linguistics and 
archaeology at Occidental College in 
Los Angeles, said primitive pattern, 
weave, and fabrics were far more 
advanced than some would think. For 
example, ancient mummies in central 
Asia were fitted with plaids similar to 
those of the Celts. 

Co-chair of the classics program at 
Occidental, Barber earned a bachelor 
of arts from Bryn Mawr College and a 
Ph.D. from Yale University. The Phi 
Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program 
each year makes available 12 or more 
distinguished scholars who visit some 
100 colleges and universities. They 
spend two days on each campus, meet- 
ing with students and faculty members, 
taking part in classroom discussions, 
and giving a free public lecture. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Former Official 

In Development Dies 

William G. Wehner, Mary Baldwin vice 
president for development from 1977 to 
1980, died April 28 in Lubbock, Texas. 

Wanda Morris, coordinator of oper- 
ations for Institutional Advancement at 
MBC, described Wehner as "a family man 
and a wonderful development officer." 
She also remembers his laugh. "Bill had a 
laugh that was contagious. If you ever met 
him, you would not forget him." 

Wehner earned his B.A. from 
Oklahoma State University. He left MBC 
to accept the position of vice president for 
development and university relations at 
Drew University. At the time of his death, 
he was vice chancellor for institutional 
advancement at Texas Tech University. 

VWIL Cadets View Launch, 
Meet with Shuttle Astronaut 

By Marisol Euceda '04 

"The shuttle launch was amazing," said 
Whitney Gallagher '04, one of 16 cadets 
in Mary Baldwin's Virginia Women's 
Institute for Leadership who traveled to 
south Florida this spring to view the 
liftoff of Columbia. "The United States 
has come so far since its creation, and 
our power is so vast. It was quite phe- 
nomenal to see it all come together in 
one moment." 

The cadets were invited by astronaut 
Nancy Currie, a veteran Army officer 
who was going into space for her fourth 
and final time. She is the director of 
robotics at the Johnson Space Center and 
is considered the expert on the robotic 
arm, 50 feet long and used on missions 
that require retrieving, deploying, and 
connecting various objects in space. 
Currie credits Brig. Gen. Michael N. 
Bissell, VWIL commandant of cadets, 
with getting her into the space program. 
She has visited VWIL twice at the Mary 
Baldwin campus in Staunton. 

The cadets toured shuttle facilities 
and met with another astronaut, Pat 
Forrester, who had returned from space 
just 30 days before. They talked with 
Forrester about being an astronaunt and 
what space travel is like. Cadets had 
expressed an interest in the space pro- 
gram but were unsure of what steps to 

A Classical Education 

— And in Just 30 Minutes 

By George Graves 

Who could resist the offer by Jeffrey L. Buller, the dean of the college: "A 30-Minute 
Complete, Guaranteed, Positively Time-Tested Liberal Arts Education." Sure beats four 
years of grinding it out with tests, papers, projects, presentations, and all of those 
classes to attend, right? 

In a lively, fast-paced presentation with nary a note, Buller delivered this spring's 
"last lecture" — by tradition, what the invited speaker would say if this were, in fact, 
his or her final performance. 

"I remember very vividly what it's like to be a student, especially after spring 
break," Buller told those assembled in the spacious and gracious lounge of Spencer 
residence hall. "The mind wanders." He promoted his capsule classical education 
especially to those "who haven't been paying as much attention as you should have 
the last couple of weeks or six months or four years." 

Joking aside, the high-energy Buller did manage to explain the essentials of a 
classical education — an academic interest of his, informing his study of Wagnerian 
opera — and blend in additional humor to make it all go down easily, as promised. 

The dean offered four lessons gleaned from the Greeks and Romans: 

"Life is not the either-or It is the both-and." Noting that the world and 
human nature are complex, Buller stressed the importance of "observing and 
appreciating differences. It's not that one way is necessarily better than another 
— they're just different." 

"Moderation is sometimes best." Noting that Mary Baldwin's campus reflects 
the clean, sturdy lines of classical buildings, Buller cited "the golden mean, the middle 
way, nothing in excess." 

At the same time, "striving for ideals, doing your best, can be a powerful motivator." 

But "there are forces larger than you that affect your life, and you'll have to 
respond to them. For all of our striving for excellence, for all of our dedication to 
commitment and ideals, there are things we can't control. If your happiness 
depends on only good things happening to you, you will never be happy. How 
you respond is what matters." 

This supposed last lecture is destined for encores. It seems that Man/ Baldwin 
graduates, who truly have a "time-tested liberal arts education," would like to sample 
this version as well. Alumnae/i chapters are calling. 

take to become involved. 

"The cadets got to see first hand 
what it was like to be an astronaut and 
what it takes to become an astronaut," 
said Bissell. 

The cadets attended a pre-launch 
reception, where they met with Lt. Gen. 
Joseph M. Consumano Jr., commander of 
U.S. Army Space and Missile Command. 

Said Gallagher: "I learned how the 
military is actively working with a civil- 
ian operation — NASA. There are so 
many opportunities out there for young 
people. I learned that the mihtary is an 
excellent place to start out. With hard 
work and training, like that which we 
receive at MBC, both as cadets and stu- 
dents, we are properly prepared for the 

Describing the launch, Gallagher 
said: "It was partly cloudy, but as the 

shuttle launched to the east and the sun 
came up, we had a beautiful view as the 
shuttle broke through the clouds." 

In other news, graduating senior 
Monica Choi became the first VWIL 
cadet to complete air-assault school, at 
Fort Drum in New York State. The 
demanding two-week program culmi- 
nates with students' rappelling out of 

Also, the VWIL color guard per- 
formed this spring at a national 
conference, Women Entrepreneurs in the 
21st Century, in Washington, D.C. 

And U.S. Army Brig. Gens. Maria L. 
Cribbs and Elizabeth Ann Harrell visited 
VWIL — flying to campus in a large mil- 
itary helicopter — in April. They were 
among the steady stream of high-ranking 
officers to come to Staunton to talk with 
VWIL cadets. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 


Shakespeare and 
the Arts of Language 

Iluss MiDoililU 

Shakespeare scholar Russ McDonald, 
a visiting professor in Mary Baldwin's 
master's program in Renaissance literature 
in performance, and his latest book. 

In an 
setting, our 
can have a 
with the very 
people who 
are writing 
their textbooks. 

For the past 20 
years, context — 
not the text — 
has been the pri- 
mary focus of 
much scholar- 
ship and 
teaching about 
says Russ 
McDonald, pro- 
fessor of English 
at the University 
of North 
Carolina at 

a visiting faculty 
member in Mary 
Baldwin's mas- 
ter's program m Shakespeare and 
Renaissance literature in performance, 
should know. Not only is he an interna- 
tionally respected Shakespeare scholar 
and teacher, he wrote the widely used 
Bedford Companion to Shakespeare. 
With original documents from 
Shakespeare's time, it introduces under- 
graduates to history, staging, and 
language — context. 

Now the lively and engaging 
McDonald has a new book, one empha- 
sizing words, text: Shakespeare and the 
Arts of Language, published by Oxford 
University Press. 

Says McDonald: "I'm particularly 
interested in the poetry, the language, 
the construction of the verse, the speak- 
ing of the verse — what makes 
Shakespeare's poetry different, what 
makes his plays different." 

McDonald likes the approach that 
distinguishes Mary Baldwin: learning 
about Shakespeare and his plays 
through performance. Performance, he 
says, "allows you to feel the text." 

And words and expressions — 
many of which he crafted or shaped — 
could not have been more important to 
Shakespeare as he developed as a writer. 
"For Shakespeare, the play's the thing," 
says McDonald, borrowing a line from 
Hamlet. "He was more interested in 
dramatic effect than historical accura- 

The Word's 
Now theThing 

For Visiting 



George Graves 

cy." Shakespeare 
would change the 
relative ages of a 
couple of key char- 
acters in a play "if 
that suited the ten- 
sion or contrasts 
he wanted to 
develop," says 

matured, says 
McDonald, his his- 
tory plays evolved 
from endorsing 
"Elizabethan polit- 
ical orthodoxy" — 
opposing disorder 
and division and 
challenges to monarchies — to delving 
into complexities and considering differ- 
ent ways to look at the status quo. 

"Having classes with outstanding 
teachers such as Russ McDonald con- 
nects our students to scholars shaping 
Shakespearean studies," says Mary Hill 
Cole, professor of history who teaches 
in the graduate program. "Their exper- 
tise in English Renaissance drama and 
textual analysis is part of what gives 
our program its academic strength. In 
an intimate classroom setting, our stu- 
dents can have a wide-ranging 
discussion with the very people who 
are writing their textbooks. These are 
people who embrace both the literary 
and dramatic aspects of Shakespeare in 
their own scholarship. And they are 
inspiring teachers." 

Adds Cole: "Russ McDonald 
opened our Shakespeare's History 
course this spring with a fantastic ori- 
entation to the world, language, and 
life of Shakespeare, and then followed 
that up with close studies of several of 
the history plays. Because we were 
using his book, the Bedford 
Companion, it felt as if we had him in 
the classroom every night." 

"It's an original and unusual oppor- 
tunity," says McDonald, "to have 
academics and theatre together. I admire 
the ingenuity." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

The PEG Center 

The new center for the Program for the 
Exceptionally G'ifted is nearing completion. 
The state-of-the-art structure, between 
Pearce Science Center and Grafton Library, 
will be both residence hall and headquarters 
for the unique, nationally acclaimed program 
for young women who enter Mary Baldwin 
as young as rising ninth-graders. The build- 
ing will have offices for staff, lounge and 
study areas for students, and laundry and 
kitchen facilities. The design reflects the 
landmark neoclassical architecture of its 
neighbors. The PEG Center will be painted 
the distinctive Mary Baldwin yellow. 

i B B 

To track the progress of the 

construction of the new PEG 
Center, go to Mary Baldwin's 
Web site: 
That's also where you can keep 
up with the latest news about 
the college and events held there 

Marx Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2Q02 

faculty and staff 

Publications, Papers, Presentations 

Ann Alexander, professor, ADP 
(history), wrote an entry on David 
Burrell, an Afncan-Amencan physi- 
cian from Roanoke, for the 
Dictionary of Virginia Biography, 
Volume 2, published by the Library 
of Virginia. 

Ivy Arbulu, associate professor of 
Spanish, presented "La propuesta 
historico literaria en el 'Discurso 
del soneto' de Fernando de 
Herrera" ("The Literary Canon 
Proposed by Fernando de Herrera 
in his 'Discourse on the Sonnet'") 
at the Congreso Internacional de 
Literature Hispanica February 
27-March 1. The event was orga- 
nized by the Department of 
Foreign Languages, Lock Haven 
University of Pennsylvania, and 
held In Pontificia Universidad 
Catolica del Peru. Lima, Peru. 

LIsabeth Chabot, college libranan, 
was a panelist in "Making the 
Connection: Collaboration 
Between Faculty and Librarians," 
March 22 at the Library of Virginia 
in Richmond. 

The January issue of College 
Media included an article by Bmce 
Domes, assistant professor of 
communication, about staffing stu- 
dent newspapers; "Welcoming 
Newsrooms Help Recruit and 
Retain Staff." 

Canie Douglass, associate profes- 
sor of anthropology/Spanish, 
organized a session on low 
birthrates in Russia, the Czech 
Republic, Bulgana, Greece, Italy, 
and Spam for the American 
Anthropological Association annual 
meeting In Washington, D.C., 
November 28-December 2. She 
presented a paper titled "Adult 
Children Living at Home and the 
Low Birthrate in Spam: 'We're Fine 
Here.'" Douglass presented 
"Transnational Motherhood: A 
Salvadoran Case" at the Southern 
Anthropological Society confer- 
ence in Asheville, North Carolina, 
April 5-7 

Art by Mary Echols, professor 
emerlta of art, was included m the 
"Three from Beverley" show at 
the gallery of Williams School of 
Commerce, Economics, and 
Politics at Washington and Lee 
Unversity February 10-March 20. 

Robert Grotjohn, associate pro- 
fessor of English, presented a 
paper titled "Straight Man 
Reading: Kimiko Hahn's Mosquito 
and Ant from the Outside Out" at 
the Twentieth Century Literature 
Conference at the University of 
Louisville, February 21-23. He 
presented "The Bluest Sky: 
DuBois and Hughes in the 
Composition Classroom" at the 
annual conference April 11-15 for 
The Society for the Study of the 
Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the 
United States at the University of 
Washington in Seattle. 

In February, Sara Nair James, 

associate professor of art, present- 
ed "The History of the Stained 
Glass Windows of Histonc Trinity 
Church, Staunton" for Washington 
and Lee University alumni and 
trustee spouses. She presented 
"Dante and Signorelli: Poetic 
Theology at Orvieto" at the biannu- 
al Medieval and Renaissance 
Studies Conference at New 
College, Sarasota, Florida, March 
14-16. James's article. "Penance 
and Redemption: The Role of the 
Roman Liturgy in Luca Signorelli's 
Frescoes at Orvieto," was pub- 
lished in the fall 2001 issue of 
Ambus et Historiae. Her review of 
Renaissance Florence: The Art of 
the 1470sby Patricia Lee Rubin 
and Alison Wright with Nicholas 
Penny (National Gallery London, 
1999) appeared in Sixteenth 
Century Journal, fall 2001. 

Kenneth Keller, professor of histo- 
ry, has an article on Chancellor 
John Brown in the Dictionary of 
Virginia Biography, Volume 2, pub- 
lished by the Library of Virginia. His 
article, "The Best Thoroughfare in 
the South: The Valley Turnpike, 
1834-1918," appeared in the 
Augusta Historical Bulletin, Volume 
37, published March 2002 by the 
Augusta County Historical Society. 

"My Redemption and Why It Took," 
a story by James Lott, dean emer- 
itus and professor ementus of 
English, appears in the fall-winter 
Crab Orchard Review, a literary 
journal published by Southern 
Illinois University. 

Pianist Lynne Mackey, adjunct 
assistant professor of music, per- 
formed February 24 as part of the 
Staunton Community Concerts 
senes She played works by F J. 
Haydn, J S Bach, Chopin, Samuel 
Barber and Sergei Rachmanmov 

At a Library of Congress sympo- 
sium in December marking the 
hundredth anniversary of the 
birth of anthropologist Margaret 
Mead, Daniel Metraux, profes- 
sor of Asian studies, presented 
"The Setting Sun: Japan's 
Impending Demise as a Ma|or 
Actor in World Affairs" 

Steven Mosher, professor of 
health care administration and 
political science, co-authored 
"Quality Improvement in the 
Curriculum: A Survey of the 
Association of University Programs 
in Health Administration" for The 
Journal of Health Administration 
Education, spring 2001. 

In January, Roderic Owen, 

professor of philosophy, presented 
"Connecting Intellectual, Ethical and 
Spiritual Development" at a confer- 
ence on Powerful Learning and the 
Perry Scheme at the University of 
California at Fullerton. He chaired 
the session "What's Wrong with 
Character Education?" at the 
Association for Practical and 
Professional Ethics conference in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, Februan/ 
28-March 3 

Celeste Rhodes, who recently 
retired as associate professor of 
education and director of research 
for PEG, contributed "Peg Voices: 
Alumnae Speak on Acceleration at 
a Woman's College" to the fall 
issue of Understanding Our Gifted. 

Martha Walker assistant profes- 
sor of French/women's studies, 
contnbuted "Rehabilitating 
Feminist Politics and Political 
Theater" to the November issue of 
Modern and Contemporary France. 

John Wells, professor of sociology, 

presented "Of All the Gin Joints In 
the World...: The Decline of the 
Bogart Mystique in Contemporary 
Films" at the annual meetings of 
the Popular Culture Association, 
Toronto, Canada, March 6-8. He 
has contracted with Southeastern 
Literary Agency for his latest novel, 
The Barfly Boys. 

The February issue of the 
Amencan Chemical Society's 
Today's Chemist at Work included 
"Smoking Out the Past" by 
Elizabeth and Hampton 
Hairfield, chemistry professor and 
laboratory instructor, respectively. 
The article descnbes their studies 
to determine the botanical origins 
of residues left from clay smoking 
pipes in Chile in ancient times. Ivy 
Arbulu, associate professor of 
Spanish, and Dorothy Mulberry, 
professor emerita of Spanish, 
assisted the Hairfields by trans- 
lating articles in Spanish 
necessary to understand the his- 
tory of the pipes. 

Sandra McClaIn, adjunct associ- 
ate professor of music, 
participated m a March 3-5 work- 
shop at Georgia Southern 
University that focused on the 
music of contemporary Amencan 
composer Lon Laltman. As a mem- 
ber of the Arden Duo, she 
performed Laitman's "I Never Saw 
Another Butterfly" in a recital there 
March 5 and "Living in the Body" 
at the North American Saxophone 
Alliance at the University of North 
Texas March 7 In ApnI. McClain 
appeared in Waynesboro, Virginia, 
as soprano soloist with Schola 
Cantorum and orchestra in the 
Easter portion of Handel's Messiah 
conducted by Donald Kmger, 
MBC choir director 

This spring, Daniel Metraux. pro- 
fessor of Asian studies, moderated 
a series of talks at the Staunton 
Public Library on the war on terror- 
ism. Roderic Owen, professor of 
philosophy presented 
"Introduction to Islam." Gordon 
Bowen, professor of political sci- 
ence, spoke on "How Much Does 
Freedom Matter? An American 
Foreign Policy for the 2 1 st 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 


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By Claire T. Kent 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

What are our spiritual beliefs and values? 

Are we living according to our spiritual beliefs and values? 

What makes life complete? 

What makes us feel fulfilled? 

What do we dbSOlut6ly want to have in our lives? 
What do we want our lives to look like? 

Too often we don't reflect on our lives until they seem out of 
control. Only then do we focus on what we want and need. 
What follows is my story of struggling to find balance, one 
that culminated in a year of research and renewal. My research 
confirmed some of the discoveries I had made and revealed others. 

My Journey 

My interest in conducting a life-balance 
research project grew out of my own 
journey, a long and sometimes painful 
one but well worth the effort. 

By my late 30s, the strain of raising 
two children, while engaged in a 
demanding job in a two-career marriage, 
had drained me. As do many women, I 
hid my discomfort. To the casual observ- 
er, I looked just fine: I had two beautiful 
children, a nice husband, and a meaning- 
ful career. For years, however, I had been 
taking on new responsibilities but shed- 
ding few. 

At work I was an adviser to adult 
students — their primar\- link to the col- 
lege. I was also a teacher, a regional 
center coordinator, and co-discipline 
head. I was on several key college com- 
mittees and sometimes took on outside 
work. My children — then in elementary 
and middle school — were involved in 
many activities. I volunteered at the 
schools, led a Girl Scout troop, and 
taught Sunday school. My husband was 
more supportive than some of his con- 
temporaries, but there was just too much 
to do. 

I was attending a conference for 
female administrators about two weeks 

short of my 40th birthday and felt 
drawn to a session on life balance. The 
presenter asked us to jot down the age at 
which we expected to die. I couldn't 
respond. From women around me, talk- 
ing and laughing, 1 heard 86, 75, even 
104. I was so tired I couldn't imagine 
living past 45. 

Finally realizing the magnitude of 
my distress, I soon began my quest for 
balance, one that would last more than 
four years. For two years, I attended 
conferences and workshops on life bal- 
ance, read books and articles, joined a 
spiritual formation group at my church, 
and sought help from a local Christian 
counselor. But the two most significant 
experiences came during the third year. 

First, I attended Mary Baldwin 
College's Women's Institute for 
Leadership Development. My participa- 
tion in WILD that summer several years 
ago was serendipitous. I had expressed 
interest in attending the week-long insti- 
tute to help with the debriefing activities 
associated with the group's physical 
challenges. However, the group was 
small and the demands on my time few, 
so I was encouraged to join in. I commit- 
ted to being totally open and honest 
with the group and to working hard at 
figuring out my Life. The program was 

intellectually stimulating. The physical 
challenges took me back to my child- 
hood. I loved being part of this group of 
women. We had so much to offer each 
other, and our life experiences were so 

The second life-altering experience 
came a few months after I returned from 
WILD. I attended what is known as the 
Walk to Emmaus, an ecumenical pro- 
gram that focuses on renewal of 
Christian discipleship. It helps partici- 
pants to discover grace in their lives and 
how they can bring grace to others. The 
Walk to Emmaus is spiritually energiz- 
ing. I lost my fear of change, leaving 
with the courage and wisdom to begin 
considering options. For the first time in 
many years, I believed I had options. I 
was no longer stuck. 

I decided to request a one-year sab- 
batical rather than the traditional 
six-month sabbatical I had originally 
planned. The most significant factor I 
thought I had to consider was going on 
half pay for a year. But emerging as 
equally significant was what I call the 
identit}" factor. Who would I be without 
my work? What would I think of 
myself? Though I was uncomfortable 
with these questions, I was ready to 
explore the unknown. 

I began to look into options for shift- 
ing to others some of the administrative 
functions of my position and to lay the 
groundwork for a one-year leave. I sub- 
mitted a proposal to begin a research 
project on life balance that would contin- 
ue throughout the year. I was determined 
to find the answers to some of my ques- 
tions and then share my knowledge. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Who Is Claire Kent? 

HHow about former 
dancer with the 
Richmond Ballet 
Company? Or a mem- 
ber of the first co-ed 
pledge class of the Delta Sigma Pi busi- 
ness fraternity at James Madison 
University in Harrisonburg, Virginia? Or 
mother of two teenage daughters? Or 
dedicated teacher and advisor? Or 
entrepreneur? Or president of the 
Blue Ridge Chapter of the American 
Society for Training and Development' 
Or partner in a durable marriage? 

Claire Kent is all of that and more 
An associate professor of business 
administration, working with traditional- 
age, residential undergraduates at Mary 
Baldwin's main campus in Staunton, 
she taught and advised older students 
for 10 years in the Adult Degree 
Program at the college's Charlottesville 
Regional Center, which she also helped 
manage. Earlier, she was a member of 
the business faculty at Piedmont 
Virginia Community College. 

Kent earned a bachelor's 
degree in business administration at 
JMU, graduating summa cum laude. 
She has an MBA, also from JMU. At 
Mary Baldwin, she teaches manage- 
ment courses, primarily, focusing on 
women in management, business 
strategy, organizational behavior, 
and communication. 

Kent operates a coaching and 
consulting business. She conducts 
workshops on life balance, communica- 
tion styles, and how to make coaching 
part of a work environment. 

Kent says she's happy that she 
has "reached a stage in my career 
where I can spend most of my time 
and energy teaching." She says she's 
proud that her children are "well 
grounded, caring, and compassionate" 
That she has helped build "a solid mar- 
riage" going into its third decade. And 
that she continues to "explore my faith 
and share it with others." 

And Kent is still very interested in 
dance and body movement. 

A few months before my sabbatical, 
I attended a workshop on coaching. I 
had been interested in mentoring, but the 
principles and practice of coaching, a 
much broader concept, appealed to me 
personally and professionally. One 
month into my sabbatical, I enrolled in 
an intensive coach-training program. 
Coach training requires self-exploration. 
While learning to help guide others, I 
was helping myself. 

The Research 

Throughout my sabbatical, I 
researched perceptions of life balance 
and related factors. I distributed ques- 
tionnaires, entered data, and analyzed 
responses. I talked with friends, col- 
leagues, neighbors, church members, and 
parents of my children's friends. The 
findings confirmed many things I had 
been learning on my own. The study 
revealed six main success factors for 
achieving balance: 

• Defining values and priorities and 
living accordingly 

• Focusing on a spiritual relationship 
and spiritual direction 

• Cultivating rich interpersonal 

• Challenging society's definitions 
of success 

• Building flexibility into a work 

• Making balance a priority — 
especially, establishing a shared 
vision with spouse and family 

Respondents identified critical 
issues they had resolved through altered 
behaviors and actions: 

• Paying attention to personal 
growth, acceptance, and caring 
for themselves 

• Defining and articulating priorities 

• Establishing realistic goals 

• Increasing focus on spiritual life 

• Tending to the quality of close 
personal relationships 

• Relaxing expectations of family 
members' actions or behaviors 

• Increasing emphasis on balance 

Based on preliminary analysis, 

• Life balance is an important issue 
for most respondents. 

• People who were deliberate about 
decisions in their lives increased the 
likelihood of achieving balance. 

Much should be done to improve 
employer policies that help employees 
achieve balance. Just half of respon- 
dents said policies assisted them. Either 
policies do not exist in many work envi- 
ronments or employees are not taking 
advantage of them. 

Where Am I Now? 

During my sabbatical, I completed a 
major part of my research project, designed 
and tested two formats for life-balance 
workshops, finished the coach-training 
program through Corporate Coach U 
International, and launched a private 
coaching and consulting practice. I 


Two books inspired me: Mary Ellen Ashcroft's Balancing Act: How Women 
Can Lose Their Roles & Find Their Callings and Patricia D. Brown's 
Learning to Lead from Your Spiritual Center. Ashcroft writes about "calling 
and identity" and encourages women to find and follow their callings. Brown 
discusses "spiritwork" and "prayerfulness or prayerlessness." She stresses 
community and healthy intimate relationships. Both authors encourage the 
reader to make deliberate choices. I find that this seemingly simple advice is 
difficult to follow when I am pulled in several directions. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Arnold Leaps into Spotlight in Atlanta 

By Sherry R. Cox '99 

returned to WILD to lead several sessions 
on communication styles and self-discovery, 
and I accepted a leadership position with 
my local chapter of the American Society 
for Training and Development. I now teach 
at Mary Baldwin. 

What Did I Learn 
About Myself? 

Many things. The most critical: how 
to have an open and honest relationship 
with God. I also learned how much I 
loved working on personal relationships. 
While building relationships, I discovered 
patterns of my behavior I wanted to 
change. Overall, I learned to live accord- 
ing to my own values and priorities 
instead of someone else's. 

What's Ahead? 

Applying all that I've learned will be 
monumental. The biggest challenge will be 
to continue on a path of spiritual growth 
while living in a world filled with tasks 
and obligations. My goal is to balance 
time with family and friends with my need 
to accomplish professional and personal 
goals and fulfill my obligations. 

Looking for Balance? 

Begin to make plans, seek out your 
support system, and take action. 

Consider hiiring a coach or finding a 
friend so that you can coach each other 
to bring more balance into your lives. 

Don't forget about your spiritual life. 
You can find strength you never had. 

How Do You Achieve 
Balance in Your Life? 

Let us know. Send us e-mail at or a note to The 
Magazine, College Relations, Alumnae 
House, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, VA 24401. Share your 
insights. Be specific. How do you man- 
age the details or juggle your schedule 
during a day or a week? We hope to 
gather responses and include excerpts 
in an upcoming publication. Think about 
what might help others put their lives in 
balance — or at least begin to do so. 

Claire "Yum" Arnold '69 has been 
named the 2002 Small Business 
Person of the Year by the Metro 
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce - 
and featured in a column in The 
Wall Street Journal. 

Arnold is chief executive officer 
of Leapfrog Services Inc., the 

company she 
founded with 
Andrew Feiler, 
its president, in 
1998. Leapfrog 
provides com- 

equipment, man- 
agement, and support to small and 
mid-sized businesses — Internet 
technology services designed to 
reduce costs, boost efficiency, and 
safeguard against viruses and hack- 
ing. "For most people, today's 
technology is overwhelming," 
Arnold told the Atlanta Business 
Chronicle. "And IT is a black hole 
for money. Companies don't want 
to spend a fortune, they just want it 
to work. We have people who can 
go on site if there are problems, but 
90 percent of the time, it's some- 
thing we can fix remotely. Using 
very sophisticated equipment, we 
handle the 'plumbing' so companies 
can concentrate on what really dri- 
ves their business." The Leapfrog 
Web site ( tells more 
about how Leapfrog keeps business- 
es "hopping." 

Arnold and Leapfrog were cited 
in the Work & Family column in 
The Wall Street Journal as an exam- 
ple of a newly created business 
based on a founder's values: provid- 
ing service, having fun, and helping 
younger people develop. 

A math major at Mary 
Baldwin, Arnold developed her 
leadership skills as president of 
her junior class and the Student 
Government Association. In 1971 
she completed the Harvard 
Business School Management 
Training Program, six weeks of 
concentrating on financial, mar- 
keting, and people management. 
She has taken graduate courses in 
business administration at 

Georgia State University. 

Beginning in 1969, Arnold held 
a variety of positions with Coca- 
Cola USA, including district 
manager of Coke New York and 
project analyst in the Long-Range 
Planning Department. Arnold man- 
aged the development, marketing, 
and sales of Coke's first plastic bev- 
erage containers. 

After Coke, in 1979 Arnold 
acquired an Atlanta distributor of 
consumer goods to mass merchan- 
disers and convenience stores. As 
CEO, she guided the company 
until 1994, when it had grown 
from 100 to 1,300 employees and 
expanded from a local, $32 mil- 
lion one-warehouse operation to a 
$1.2 billion business with nine 
operating units. 

Arnold sees business as a 
teaching mission. She enjoys men- 
toring and spends many breakfasts 
and lunches advising younger 
women. The mother of three 
grown children, Arnold is amazed 
that even her daughters refer their 
associates to her. "As I listen to 
issues brought up in one-on-one 
sessions," she said in the 
Chronicle, "I realize that the 
lessons I have learned these last 30 
years of doing business in a pre- 
dominantly man's world and of 
combining a career with a family 
are now regarded as wisdom. In 
sharing this 'wisdom' with others, I 
learn more about myself, gain per- 
spective on my mistakes, and find 
new ways of doing things." 

First elected to Mary Baldwin's 
Board of Trustees in 1985, Arnold 
has served as its chair since 1999. 
Both she and husband Ross are for- 
mer members of the college's 
Advisory Board of Visitors. Arnold 
chaired the major gifts portion of 
the Sesquicentennial Campaign and 
the initial phase of the recent 
Leadership Initiative, which raised a 
record amount for MBC. 

Arnold also serves on the 
boards of directors of three New 
York Stock Exchange companies: 
Ruby Tuesday Inc., Schweitzer 
Mauduit International Inc., and 
International Multifoods Inc. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Education in Afghanistan: 
Starting Over, with John Gillies 

John Gillies, who teaches economics at 
Mary Baldwin, is among those trying to 
help rebuild Afghanistan. In the Peace 
Corps there decades ago, he returned for 
the first time this past spring as part of a 
worldwide. United Nations-sponsored 
assistance program. 

Kabul, the capital, "was worse than I 
expected," said Gillies. "I knew there had 
been fighting, but the level of devastation 
was just unbelievably depressing. 
Everything they had of any value was gone. 
It was so distressing, so disorienting. These 
were places that I knew. This was a poor 
country, but there were nice areas in Kabul: 
embassies, hospitals, universities. Now it's 
just mile after mile after mile of destruc- 
tion. Every school in it, every house in it 
was just leveled." 

Gillies, an adjunct instructor who 
taught a May Term course in globalization, 
works for the private, nonprofit Academy 
for Educational Development, based in 
Washington, D.C. That organization is 
advising the Asian Development Bank on 
how to spend millions of dollars as part of 
an international effort to provide public 
education in Afghanistan. That won't be 
easy, said Gillies, whose job has taken him 
to other underdeveloped countries in Latin 
America, Africa, and Asia. 

Little remains of what had been a 
poorly attended, undernourished system — 
one that was all but demolished by more 
than a decade of fighting, beginning with 
Soviet occupation and ending, if it does 
end, with the defeat of the Taliban. 
Skirmishes between warlords continue. 
Assassinations have rocked the shaky cen- 
tral government. The country's stability, at 
the moment, depends largely on interna- 
tional peacekeeping forces. 

By George Graves 

With education an early casualty of 
war, there are few teachers, buildings, and 
books. And plenty of potential students, 
though no one knows how many, or where 
they are exactly, or how much education 
they may have had. "The complexity of 
trying to figure out what's going on, much 
less how to address it, is overwhelming," 
said Gillies. 

"There are no teacher colleges any- 
more," said Gillies. "There was no 
purpose in being a professor. It was very 
dangerous under the Taliban. Nobody has 
graduated from high school in years. 
Nobody has graduated from college in 
years. The last person to have graduated 
from the 12th grade without war or dis- 
ruption of some sort is more than 40 
years old. There are millions and millions 
of people whose education never started 
or it stopped. Some have finished third 
grade, some have fin- 
ished sixth grade, some 
have finished ninth 
grade. Some are too old 
for traditional school. 
There are hundreds of 
thousands of people 
who are disabled — 
everyone who has 
stepped on a land mine. 
How are you going to 
get them to school? 
You've got the mentally 
challenged — all of the 
shell-shocked people. 
You've got a million orphans. And thou- 
sands of widows." 

Also, said Gillies, "You've got the 
teenage soldiers: male, bored, unskilled, 
unemployed, and armed. It doesn't get 
any worse than this. They're not going to 

There are 

millions and 
millions of 
people whose 

never started 

or it stopped. 

fit into a normal school system, and yet, 
without educational opportunities, their 
chance of being anything other than ban- 
dits is limited." 

A typical day in Kabul for Gillies 
could be tedious as he and other consul- 
tants on his team tried to coordinate with 
Afghan and other officials — and get 
answers to their most basic questions: 
What's happening? What do you know? 
What do you need? "We spent a lot of time 
trying to set up meetings," he said. "There 
were no telephones, no cell phones. We 
tried to get costs and numbers. What does 
it cost to build a school?" 

Despite problems such as entrenched 
poverty, a long drought, lack of electricity, 
and land mines everywhere, "everybody is 
very excited," said Gillies. "Everybody is 
very happy the Taliban is gone. You see 
signs of a society coming back to life all 
over the place. There is music playing 
again. Every time you look up at the sky, 
you see kites — little kites, all over the 
place. It was allowed again. And women 
are out again." 

Not only out and about, women are 
eager to go to school again, after the 
Taliban did all it could to discourage them 
from getting a formal education. 

"These are very tough, determined 
people," said Gillies. Afghans, educated 
and relatively well off by current stan- 
dards, are returning from overseas. Aid 
organizations are assembling billions of 
dollars. With the information and advice 
developed by seasoned experts like 
Gillies, they want to help Afghans return 
to school as soon as possible while 
encouraging long-range planning. "The 
idea was that major donors" — countries 
and large organizations 
— "would come 
together and create a 
framework for invest- 
ment in education and 
identify specific things 
they were going to 
fund," he said. 

Afghanistan, said 
Gillies, should be cre- 
ative and nontraditional 
to educate its citizens 
effectively. "They need a 
different and flexible 
way, but it's difficult for 
them to really envision this." Instead, the 
country "has a deeply felt desire to go back 
to something that existed 25 years ago." 
Reflecting the views of others. Gillies said 
what has happened in Afghanistan "is 
awful, but it's an opportunity." 

Mary Baldwin President Cynthia H.Tyson 
kept a diary for two weeks in January. 

The daily, personal re€»rd has been posted at the 
JohnTempleton Foundation-funded Web site of the Journal of College 
and Character, published by Florida State University's Center for the 
Study of Values in College Student Development. Tyson was invited to 
join presidents of other prominent colleges and universities in this 
ongoing project Here's a sampling of what she wrote. The complete 
diary, with photos, is in the 'News & Events" section of the Mary 
Baldwin Web site: wrww.mbcedu. 

The Tyson Diary: 

Two Weeks in the Life of a College President 

Toaay was M]nofn^i Day at Mairy 
Baldwin College, a day honoring 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only 
with tributes but also reftectiions 
on the magnificent cJiange he did 
so much to help bring about As do 
all my days, this one began earHy. 
and. like many, it ended late — 
with remarks at a service honoring 
the great dwi rights les:?- -~:-; 
those gathered at Firs: 
Presbyterian C^_-:^ .\r'e our stu- 
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heartened to hear a ,:-- : /. :~;- 
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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • f^U 2002 

Bright Day, 

Bright Futures 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 


MLiy 1 9 was one of the most 
beautiful days for a Mary 
Baldwin graduation — 
sunny but cool. As Dean Jeffrey L. 
BuUer said, "We'll actual- 
ly be comfortable in our 
academic robes." 

At its 160th 
Commencement, Mary 
Baldwin College awarded 
276 undergraduate and 18 
graduate degrees. 

The Martha 
Stackhouse Grafton 

Academic Award is given to the graduate 
in the traditional program who has 
earned the highest cumulative average. 
This year's recipient was Jennifer Susan 
Sparks of Germantown, Tennessee, who 
entered MBC through the Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted. "She is 
described by faculty and students alike as 
popular, enthusiastic, reliable, and 
respectful, willing to help others, and 
generous with her time," said BuUer in 
his introduction. 

Two of the highest honors given by 
the college, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan 
awards recognize fine spiritual qualities, 
nobility of character, and unselfish ser- 
vice to the broad community. President 

Cynthia H. Tyson presented the non- 
student medallion to Alice Tolley 
Goodwin '66 of Richmond, Virginia. 
Tyson noted that Goodwin is "a loving 
mother to five children, 
an energetic leader of col- 
lege and community 
organizations, an unas- 
suming but generous 
benefactor, and an inspi- 
ration to others who are 
helping her preserve and 
enhance Mary Baldwin 
The Sullivan student medallion was 
presented to Kelly Wimmer of Mineral, 
Virginia. Wimmer also received the Mary 
Keith Fitzroy Award, which is given to 
the senior who, in the estimation of the 
president and dean of the college, has 
contributed most to the development of 
the spirit for which Mary Baldwin 
College stands. Quoting one of 
Wimmer's classmates, Diane Kent, dean 
of student life and career development, 
described Wimmer as "caring, nonjudg- 
mental, supportive, comforting, easy 
going, fun, and a very good friend." 

Donia Eley of Pulaski, Virginia, who 
graduated cum laude with an indepen- 
dent major in Appalachian studies, was 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Change of Command Marks Graduation for VWIL Cadets 

For srudsncs in die Virgin ta Women's Institute for Leadership, one of the highlights 
of Commencement weekend was the May 18 Change of Com m a n d Ceremony. The 
event series as the graduation ceremony for cadets who complete all VWIL require- 
ments in addition to the course work necessary for a bachelor's degree. 

In his keynote address, U.S. Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, whose district includes 
Staunton, said, "Courage, honoi; and loyalty, these are the threads of the American 
fabric. These are things from which true leaders are made. And these are the quahties 
that the cadets here of the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership so notably 
exemplify. So my charge to each of you graduates today is that you will take the time 
in your life to be an inspiration to another, to be the person who made a difference 
for someone else and for your country, to help make opportunities for another and, 
in the process, make the most out of your own hves as well." 

The VWIL Corps of Cadets presented a parade with marching band. During the 
ceremony, the colors were passed from graduating Firsr Captain Erinn Singman to 
the corps' new commandei; First Captain Amanda Bennett. 

named the Outstanding Adult Degree 
Prc^;ram Graduate. An expansion of her 
senior thesis on Appaladiian pencil artist 
William Gayheart will be published by 
McFarland Publishers of Jefferson, 
North Carolina, as part of its 
Appalachian Studies series. 

The iVIaster of Arts in Teaching 
Outstanding Student Award was present- 
ed to Nlary Frances Williams of 
Powhatan, Virginia. Said Carole Grove, 
director of the IVtAT Program, "With a 
4.0 GPA in the MAT program, she is 
clearly hard-working, serious about 
assigaments, striving to get the most 
from all readings and discussions, and 
was a great team member on group 
assignments, infusing a sense of fun into 
all that was done." 

Said Commencement speaker Anita 
D. Filsoii'83, judge of the 25th Judicial 

District Juveiule and Domestic Relations 
Courts of Staunton and Lexington and 
an ADP graduate: "Those of you who 
are traditional students — traditional for 
lack of a better term — traditional you 
most certainly are not. Many of you cus- 
tom-design your own independent 
majors. About 10 percent of you, not 
content with one majoi^ earn double 
majors. About half of you have worked 
off campus, averaging about 20 hours 
per week. Twenty-seven percent of you 
studied abroad while students at Mary 
Baldwin. About 
one-third of you 
held an elected 
office." Filson 
added: "When 
did you ever have 
time for fun? Any 
road trips?" 

Tenea '98, Noshua '95, Cambna 02 


Cambria Watson was just 14 when she 
entered Mary Baldwin College, and not 
quite 18 when she graduated this spring. 
Few parents have a daughter go to college 
so young. For Rudy and Aremita Watson, it 
has become the norm. Cambna is the third 
Watson sister to graduate from Mary 
Baldwin through the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted. Noshua graduated in 
1995, Tenea in 1998. 

Although Rudy Watson acknowledges 
that his daughters are bright, he believes 
their academic achievements result from 
discipline, hard work, and parental expec- 
tations. "It's something that's taught," 
Watson told a Richmond Times-Dispatch 
reporter. "We always knew that children 
understand more than we give them credit 
for. They may not be able to articulate or 
express it, but they understand. You get 
what you expect." 

Cambria balanced academics with a 
variety of campus activities: Baldwin 
Program Board, MBC Choir and the 
Anointed Voices of Praise, and Senate. She 
played piano and softball, and helped with 
the basketball team. A communication 
major, she also worked with the IVIBC tele- 
vision station. Compact. 

The Watsons will not have a daugh- 
ter at IVlary Baldwin this year, but they 
will continue to be involved in the life of 
the college. Rudy Watson serves on the 
Advisory Board of Visitors. Aremita 
Watson, a fonmer president of the 
Parents Council, has begun a tenri on the 
Board of Tnjstees. 

Mary Bsl'dwm Caltege Magazine • Fall 2002 

Homecor ' 2002 

The 2002 Alumnae/i 
Award Recipients 

(back row) Holly Dawn Curry '03, 
Emily Wirsing Kelly Scholarship; 
Susan Jennings Denson '62, 
Admissions Volunteer Excellence 
Award; Tim Kelly; Betty Gwaltney 
Schutte '52, Service to Community 
Award; Morgan Elizabeth Frazier '05, 
Virginia L. Lester Scholarship; 
(middle row) Judy Lipes Garst '63, 
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership 
Award; Judith Godwin '52, Career 
Achievement Award; Cynthia H. 
Tyson, president; (front row) 
Mary Beth Reed Smyth '47, Emily 
Smith Medallion; former trustee 
H. Gordon Smyth (not pictured: 
Rev. Martha Murphy Davis '71, 
Service to Church Award). 

#1 Eleanor Jamison Supple '42 and her sister 
Marianne Jamison '47 join Marianna's 
daughter Mary Hunter Leach '77 as they all 
celebrate reunions. 

#2 Seniors Julie Haislip, Anna Hensley, and Jen 
West enjoy the Champagne Brunch. 

#3 Members of the Class of 1957 catch up. 

#4 The Alumnae/i Chapel and Memorial Service 
is an important part of Homecoming. 

#5 Trudy Rickman, Kim Lam, Jeannette Andrews 
Stewart, and Lou Hall Bloxom, all Class of 
1987, visit during their class dinner 

#6 Gordon Page, professor emeritus of music, 
Mopsy Pool Page '48, and Liz Jennings 
Shupe '70 congratulate Liz's sister Susan 
Jennings Denson '62, who received the 
Admissions Volunteer Excellence Award. 

#7 Early risers participate in the 20th Annual Fun 
Run and Walk. 

#8 Several Grafton Society members enjoy the 
luau and awards celebration. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

#9 What would a reunion be without sharing 
family pictures with classmates and friends? 

#10 Hugs, smiles — what else would you expect 
from Homecoming? 

#11 Senior class officers attend the luau and 
awards celebration. 

#12 The Class of 1982 retumed in record numbers. 

#13 Amy Guffey Darby, Jennifer Petrusky, Ayten 
"Tenny" Cibildak, Joy Bigalke Chien, and 
Tonya McDowell Link, all Class of 1992, visit 
during their class dinner. 

#14 Susan Massie Johnson '67, Kathy Myers 
Faust '67. and Susan Myers 72 join Betty 
Myers Keg ley professor emeiita of physical 
education, at the home of Gwen Walsh, asso- 
ciate professor emerita of physical education, 
for the Class of 1967 dinner. 

#15, #16 

The Adult Degree Program marks its 25th 

#17 Kathryn Hatley Young, Evie Chapman Brown, 
Eriine Griffin Eason, and Ruth Harrison Quilien 
celebrate their 50th. 

#18 Alice Ball Watts. Margaret King Stanley, Evie 
Chapman Brov.n. Flossie VVimberley Hellinger, 
Eriine Griffin Eason, and JaneThurmond 
Gregory, all Class of 1952, enjoy the reception 
honoring the reunion team. 

#19 The impressive Grafton Society. 

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Medium X-46IVI $20 

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This 100% cotton, 7 oz. white pique polo is an 
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Small PS-1 $25 

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Not too long, not too short, our navy 
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Small C$-1 $20 

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8 inches tall. 
Squirrel $Q-1 $12 


Run, walk, and play in style. Each ankle band 
features the new MBC logo in green embroi- 
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cotton, 1 5% nylon, and fit shoe sizes 6 to 
10. Made in the U.S.A. 

Socks $X-1 $10 

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Add one of these gold or silver 
charms to a necklace or bracelet to 
remember your MBC da)'S. Great 
gift idea, too. Allow 2-A weeks for 


Acorn T-AC10 $130 

Apple T-A10 $95 

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65, 35 polyesteo'cotton 
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miniature ornaments showing the Alumnae House and 
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Administration X-38 $1 

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4x6 Vertical Frame X-52SV $30 

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Handcrafted in Virginia, this beautiful 

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class ring, charms, and other keepsakes. 

Lined with blue velvet and engraved 

with MBC seal. 3.5 inches in diameter. 

Pewter jewelry Box G-3 ....$25 


Beautiful thoughts to enrich 
your spiritual journey. A 
collection of sennons and 
prayers by Mary Baldwin's 
chaplain. Rev. Patricia Hunt. 
Book X-S4 $10 


The black lacquer finish and hand- 
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Show your school spirit wth 
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Mary Baldivin's beloved professor. Dr. 
Thomas Grafton, compiled his favorite 
prayers in "Make Meaningful These 
Passing Years," originally printed in 1 946. 
This makes a nice addition to any library. 
Book X-35 $10 


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instructions are included. 

Green (48" x 70") X-4SG $40 

Navy (48" x 70") X-45B $40 


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with a classic golf umbrella in ever- 
green and white with MBC Seal. 
Golf Umbrella X-S5 $25 

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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Ann Atwell: 
In Service to So Many 

By Mansol Euceda '04 

Ann Atwell '42 has made a life of helping 
others, professionally — and volunteer- 
ing, as a tutor, driver, deacon, and 
missionary. At 80, she continues to con- 
tribute much of her time and effort to her 
community, San Antonio, Texas. 

" It is so much more fun to volun- 
teer than to sit at home and not know 
what to do with yourself," says Atwell, 
who retired a decade ago from her job at 
St. Patrick's church where she was a 
parish social worker and is a deacon. 
"Volunteering is rewarding," she said. "It 
keeps me young." 

At North East San Antonio 
Community Outreach For Older 
People, Atwell has driven patients to 
medical appointments, helped in the 
office, and served on the board. She is 
a mentor at Northwood Elementary 
School. She assists the League of 
Women Voters and the McNay Art 
Museum. And she has been a member 
of a variety of nonprofit organizations 
promoting human rights and aid. 

Atwell has lived most of her life in 
Texas. She spent her first two years in 
college at Mary Baldwin, completing a 
bachelor's degree in chemistry at the 
University of Texas in Austin. Realizing 
that she would rather work with people 
than chemicals, she went on to earn a 
master's degree in social work at the 
University of Illinois. 

Atwell worked for the Girl Scouts of 
America and Neighborhood Centers Inc. 
She has been listed in Who's Who Among 
American Women. Her missionary and 
volunteer work has taken her to Mexico, 
Latin Amenca, and Europe. She was pro- 
filed recently in a San Antonio newspaper. 

At Mary Baldwin, Atwell was on the 
basketball team, was a member of the 
choir and hiking club, and was an editor 
of Miscellany. She remains an active 
alumna. Her Baldwin memories include 
Apple Day, having to wear hats and 
gloves when she went into town, and 
munching brownies and sipping ginger 
ale at "Mrs. Fannie's," the home of an 
MBC instructor of German. 

"Mary Baldwin was a great experi- 
ence," says Atwell, "not just the 
academics but the whole atmosphere" 


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Dear friends, 

It's difficult to believe that my two- 
year term as president of the 
Alumnae/i Association has ended. 
What a wonderful experience it 
was to serve our alma mater in 
this way. I had the special oppor- 
tunity to travel and meet so many 
alums during my 10 years of ser- 
vice on the Board of Directors. I 
not only made new friends and 
renewed old acquaintances, I had 
the chance to learn about the col- 
lege in ways I would not have 
been able to otherwise. 

The twice yearly full board 
meetings allow members to see 
the college campus firsthand and 
marvel at the changes that 
inevitably take place. Meetings 
also provide a forum for faculty, 
administration, and program 
directors to speak with volunteers 
about admissions, program devel- 
opment, fund-raising activities 
and regional alumnae/i events 
around the nation. 

Please consider offering your 
time, talent, and resources to Mary 

alumnae/i news 
and class notes 

Baldwin College. Service on the 
Alumnae/i Board of Directors is 
one way, but there are many more. 
Volunteer to host a special event in 
your city, represent the college at a 
college fair, refer a prospective stu- 
dent to any of our programs, 
participate in Annual Giving — 
just a few examples of how you 
can get involved. And while you 
help the college, you have fun! 
I am delighted to turn the 
gavel over to Sue McDowell 
Whitlock '67, who will lead the 
Alumnae/i Association the next 
two years with great skill and 
enthusiasm. It has been my privi- 
lege to volunteer for Mary 
Baldwin, and I wish you the 
opportunity to have the same satis- 
faction that the experience has 
given me — and will continue to 
give me — in the years ahead. 


Cathy Ferris McPherson '78 

perfect gift? 

A gift to Mary Baldwin's 
Annual Giving program in his or 
her honor is the perfect solution. 

■ Few gifts offer greater satisfaction to 
both the donor and the recipient. 

■ There are options to suit every budget. 

■ It's easy — call 1-800-622-4255. 

■ You can make your gift online — 

■ We'll send a card notifying the 
honorees of your generosity. 

■ Mary Baldv/in students will 
directly benefit. 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 


lient, Lansdale, PA; Ann Gordon Abbon Evans '65, vice president and president-elect, Hampton, VA. 

rector. Office of Alumnae/i Activities, Staunton, VA; Fleet Lynch Roberts '81 , Valentines, VA; 

, - herine Jackson Anderson '80, Columbia, SC; Pamela Leigh Anderson '84, Jefferson, GA; Kathleen 

Dorothy Seals Ballew '53, Johnson City, TN; Alice Blair '86, Alexandria, VA; Patricia Ferguson Browr 

: foncy Junkie Carey '51, Staunton, VA; Garnett Clymer '95, Frisco, TX; Mary Melissa Derby '88, Alexandria, VA, 

'ouglas '98, Nashville, TN; Ann Trusler Faith '69, Ridgefield, CT; Cynthia Phillips Fletcher '82, Roanoke, VA; Leigh 

78, Richmond, VA; Jean Grainger '70, New York, NY; Anne Kennan '95, Baltimore, MD; Jane G. Kornegay '83 

Kathryn Ann McCormack'OO, Richmond, VA; Bonnie Tuggle Miller '76, Richmond, VA; Wendy Klich Satchell '92 

-A; Jane Russell Steelman '52, Lottsburg, VA, Debra Feigin Sukin '92, Houston, TX; M. Elizabeth Swope '66 

co; JaneTownes '69, Shelbyville, TN; Kellie Warner '90, Charlotte, NC; Virginia Royster Francisco '64, Staunton, VA. 

class notes 



writes that she is now 94 and has been 
retired since 1969 Louise recently moved 
from her home in Coral Gables FL into an 
assisted living facility in Winston-Saiem NC 


MIRIAM HUGHES Williams of Annandale 
VA reports that granddaughter Beth, 
daughter of LYNN WILLIAMS Wood '67, 

married in October 2001 

RUTH SEE stays active volunteering at 
Sunnyside Retirement Center, where she 
lives in Harrisonburg VA. Ruth en|oys par- 
ticipating in various church activities and 
has recently been working on a family his- 
tory for her nieces and nephews. 


VIRGINIA MABEN Stokes resides in a 

retirement home in FarmvilleVAand 
enjoys visiting with her son, daughter, and 
four grandchildren. 



Bloomfteld CT turned 90 Apnl 2. 2002 "I'm 
thankful I moved from NJ to CT, as it's a 
wonderful retirement place to be." Peg 
reports she has a great-granddaughter in 
MA and two grandchildren in Okinawa, 
including grandson Major Bante of the 
Marine Corps. "Hence, the use of e-mail! " 

RUTH EDMUNDS Shepherd of 

Charleston W celebrated her 90th birth- 
day in September 2001. 


Madison VA was honored by many friends 
and relatives at a picnic celebrating her 
90th birthday in May 2001. 


into a retirement home in Evans GA, a 
suburb of Augusta. 



Yorktown VA is the proud grandmother of 
12 and the great-grandmother of 10. She 
still enioys a variety of activities 

ETHEL COFFEY Strawn visited the col- 
lege over Labor Day weekend 2001 and 
enpyed taking photographs of the cam- 
pus yvhile reminiscing about Mary 
Baldwin College 

JANE MATHER Parish of East Dennis MA 
writes that she's still traveling Jane has 
worked as a docent for 15 years at Cape 
Museum of Fine Arts in East Dennis. 


ELEANOR CELY Carter moved from her 
home in Chapel Hill NC into a local retire- 
ment center in November 2001. 

NANCY FERRIS Kali of Williamsburg VA 
recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of 
her marnage to husband Ira She writes 
that they have been "residing in a retire- 
ment center for three years and love it." 

RUTH ROSE GALEY Welliver of 

Columbia MD reports that she is legally 
blind because of macular degeneration in 
both eyes, but is still able to cook and 
read a little with the use of a special TV 
Husband Warren suffered a stroke three 
years ago and continues daily therapy to 
regain the use of his right hand. Youngest 
daughter Christy, 49, has been diagnosed 
with multiple sclerosis, but remains 

ADELE GOOCH Kiessling of Staunton VA 
has been recovering from two hip frac- 
tures and a broken thighbone, all 

sustained at different times. She hopes to 
use a cane instead of a walker soon 

Murphy of Glastonbury CT enjoyed 
spending Chnstmas 2001 in Florida with 
her two great-grandchildren. 

LELIA HUYETT White of Charlestown WV 
says she's involved with church, plays 
duplicate bridge with her bridge club, and 
golfs. She is proud of her two grandchil- 
dren: Katy, 24, and Robert, 22, who 
finished college and are working. 

JANE MATTOXTurner of Houston TX 
writes that she stays busy with lots of vol- 
unteer work and her grandchildren, 
several of whom graduated this spring 


tinues to work part time as a family 
therapist in Wrightsville Beach NC 


MARY CRONIN Wolfe of Silver Spring MD 
recently moved from one retirement home 
to another to live closer to her family 

JANIE HOLMAN Edwards reports that 
she has eight great-grandchildren. Janie 
and husband Wilbur live in Barnngton IL 

MILDRED UPSLEY of Charlottesville VA 
has volunteered for eight years in the 
oncology department at Martha Jefferson 
Hospital, where she sees JACKLENE 
"JACKIE" GAINES Martin '96, director of 
volunteer services for the hospital 
Mildred also freguently sees DONNA 
BALLARD '95, who works as an intelli- 
gence research specialist for the U.S. 
Army Ground Intelligence Center Mildred 
serves as a lay reader for Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church in Greenwood and 
recently addressed the Alumni 
Association of the Miller School of 
Albemarle Her subiect was 
"Reminiscences of Miller School" 

MARGIE LEE PHIPPS Shick says that 
since moving from Virginia to BeltonTX in 
1992, she has had only one opportunity to 
return to Mary Baldwin for a reunion She 
enioyed her previous visit and regrets she 
was unable to return to campus for 
Homecoming weekend last May. 

FRANCES RUE Godwin and husband 
Frederick of Phoenix AZ enioyed a visit to 
Spam last year and are traveling in Germany 
and other central European countries this 

JEAN YOUNG Moore of BridgewaterVA 
loves her new apartment at Bridgewater 
Retirement Center and spending time with 
old and new friends, including CATHERINE 
"CAY" GIERHART Hogshead '43 


JEAN BAUM Mair of Bloomfield CT 
recently moved into a new apartment that 
provides more light and a better view. She 
writes that she was finally able to travel to 
Charleston SC, Savannah, and JeykI Island 
GA in spnng 2001. 

ALICE BITNER Freund of Tucson AZ 
reports that William, her husband of 57 
years, died at age 91 m January. 

SALLY CHENEYWalker of San Antonio TX 

has been busy painting since husband 
Ganahl's death five years ago. She has her 
own studio In the past year Sally has had 
three shows of her paintings and has partici- 
pated in group exhibits. An art gallery in 
downtown San Antonio represents her work. 


Linthicum Heights MD has had "lengthy 
and interesting" telephone visits with 
classmate SHIRLEY FLEMING Iben 
"Both of us were pleased to know that 
we're still enpying good health'" Sara 
Frances would love to hear news of other 
classmates and is "seriously thinking 
about starting a 'round robin' letter in an 
attempt to catch up" 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

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Fort Defiance VA is still playing lots of tennis 
She writes, "I am so proud of Mary Baldwin 
and our wonderful president. PEG, ADR and 
VWIL have put us on tfie map! " 


fiusband Bill celebrated their 50th 
anniversary September 15, 2001, and 
then had a wonderful time taking a three- 
week Elderhostel trip to New Zealand in 
November Laura and Bill reside in 
Auburn WA. 


ANN DOWDELL Stauss and husband 
Edward of New Orleans LA are enioying 
their seven grandchildren Three live in 
Baton Rouge, so they are able to see 
them often 

MARGARET EARLE Baker of Bronxville 
NY was saddened by the death of room- 
mate and classmate LOUISE PLAGE 

Neilon. Margaret is enioying retirement, 
volunteers at her church and local hospi- 
tal, and plays golf in the summer and lots 
of bndge in the winter 

ANN WHITEHEAD Thomas of Round Hill 
VA reports that husband Rogers died in 
February 2001 She says she is fortunate 
that her daughter's family, including three 
small children, live nearby. 


HELEN BLACK Sinnott of Southbury CT 
reports that husband John died on Apnl 20, 

JOYCE CRAIG Butterworth of Birmingham 
AL visited with retired MBC professor 
Patricia H. Menk m Staunton in February. 
"She took me to Maty Baldwin to see all the 
changes It was nice to run into Dr Tyson 
while there." 


York PA has a third grandchild getting mar- 
ried in September 2002, and "only three 
more to go! " She has one great- grand- 
daughter, Hanna. 2 

Booth writes that she is "|ust enioying 
life, staying busy with various activities " 
She has five grandchildren; three in 
Meridian MS, where she resides, and two 
in Alabama 

FRANCES WAGENERTebbs and husband 
Charley of Vero Beach FL are "enioying a 
relaxed lifestyle at a lovely retirement home 
No cooking, no cleaning, just lots of fun! " 



and husband Bill of Darien CT enjoyed a trip 
to Ireland in May 2001 with her sister MAR- 
GARET "MAGGIE" CLARKE Kirk '48, and 

Bill's sister and her husband She said the 
weather was perfect and the people were 
charming Happy attended the 55th reunion 
of her class in May 2002 


Matthews SC has been working to establish 
Friends of the Library for her county library 


Franklin IN writes, "Life goes on at a fast 
pace with me. Business, travel, and |ust 
life keep me very busy, thank goodness! " 


ANN LUCAS Hite and husband James 
enpyed a winter cruise last year that went 
from Costa Rica through the Panama Canal 
and the Caribbean. In October 2001 the cou- 
ple, who reside in Forest VA, spent a week 
traveling in California and Nevada. 


Durham NC had a wonde" • : ' ■■ '-d 
in May 2001 with her siste' HARRIETTE 
"HAPPY" CLARKEThorne '47 and 

Harnette's husband Bill Maggie stays busy 
volunteering, studying, and tutonng adults 
and children She says she is blessed with 
good health and loves to fly to visit her chil- 
dren and play with grandchildren 

HELEN DE VORE Mattenson of St Louis 
MO says, "It is a delight to talk to class- 

Both of us are enjoying what we can with 
our husbands, who have Alzheimer's " 

JEAN WALLACE Blount writes that she 

and husband Bill moved into a "lovely 
retirement community" in Irmo SC. She 
also reports they are "still traveling these 
beautiful United States in our motor 


MARY "LEE" DOREMUS Burgess of 

New London NH reports that her son-in- 
law died in the New York terrorist attack 
September 11, 2001 


Thomasville GA reports that husband 
William Vance Watt died January 4, 2002 

Albright says that she and husband 
James L Miles of Jackson TN "down- 
sized and moved into a zero lot and |ust 
love it. It's so much easier to take care 
of" She also writes that she got a dog 
last Christmas and is "nutty on the sub- 
lect It's like another child" 


BARBARA CONLON Mieschet says she 
enioyed a beautiful fall inTerte Haute IN 
Husband Guido was in Switzerland in 
October 2001 for his 60th prep school 
reunion, where he "climbed and climbed 
mountains" Barbara also reports that her 
sister MARY CONLON Schull '40 died in 
January 2001 


Charleston SC is enioying retirement and 
her antique collectibles business. 

JOANN MITCHELL Grier had a great 

time with classmate MARY HORTON 
Waldron when Mary visited Joann's 
home in Salisbury MD "We hugged and 
laughed and talked and talked" 

PENNIE WEST Covington of Atlanta was 
deeply touched by the death of classmate 
Cohen Pennie writes, "She had been a 
close friend for 54 years I miss her." 


PATRICIA ANDREW Goodson is enioying 
family, friends, and church as well as 
"doing a bit of gardening, traveling, and 
golf" Husband George underwent two 
maior surgeries last fall, but is well now 
They live in Newport News VA. 

LILLIAN BEDINGER Taylor of Washington 
D C writes, "Just wanted to say our 
reunion in May 2001 was excellent!!" 

JEAN KYLE Hedges of Arlington VA had a 
great time at her 50th reunion in May 


Staunton VA is retired, but works in the 
Augusta County Treasurer's Office each 
March She stays busy caring for husband 

JANE STANLEY Chislett of Lake Wylie SC 
IS "very much involved in volunteer work" 

MARILYN WALSETH Gano enioyed her 
50th class reunion at Mary Baldwin in 
May 2001 She and husband Bob recently 
took a cruise, "Atlantic Canada," that 
included travel to Newfoundland, 
Labrador, and Nova Scotia. She says they 
|ust made it back before the tragic events 
of September 11. 


JEANNE ASHBY Furrh recently moved 
from her home in Franklin VA into a near- 
by retirement village 

ALICE BALL Watts sings alto with the 
San Antonio Choral Society The 95-mem- 
ber group frequently performs concerts 
and recorded a successful CD She also 
plays piano for her church's early service 
and IS a member of Bibliophiles, a book 

LESLIE "BETSY" BOOTH divides time 
between her home in Charlottesville VA 
and New York City where she works part 
time as program director and meeting 
planner for The Conference Board. 

JEANNETTE BYRD-Hanson of Rancho 
Palos Verdes CA reports that her grand- 
daughter got married 

LUCY JONES of Memphis TN writes that 
she stays active enjoying gardening and 
flower arranging 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

NANCY KESSLER Ray of Fort Lauderdale 
FL celebrated the birth of her first grandson 
December 22. 2001 , and " made it to the big 
50" in May at Mary Baldwin. 


Stamford CT traveled to Paris and Sante Fe 
NM this summer She is prepanng the 
PMW Gallery in her 1840 Greel< Revival 
house for its fall exhibition: sculpture, using 
industrial webbing and netting, by a 
Connecticut artist. Patsy was listed incor- 
rectly as a member of the Class of 1951 in 
spring Columns. 

ANN LE STOURGEON Harris and husband 
John of Raleigh NC have three daughters, 
two sons-in-law, and four grandchiWren. 
After Hurricane Fran, four and a half years 
ago. the couple moved from their home into 
a townhouse. Ann recently wrote, "Our 
bags were at the door on September 11 to 
depart in two hours for Warsaw and Eastern 
Europe. We are so grateful that we had not 
already left before the bombing in New 

DOROTHY PAYNE Nash of KnoxvilleTN 

celebrated the birth of her sixth grandchild. 
a baby girl, on December 27, 2001. Dorothy 
retired from teaching math at the 
University of Tennessee at the end of 
spring semester 2002. 

BILLIE JEAN SMITHTowlen of Winchester 
VA continues to improve her walking and bal- 
ancing after a serious auto accident years 
ago Daughter TINA JEANTOWLEN Brill '80 

manages a Christian bookstore in Staunton 
VA. Son Todd is a graduate of Lord Fairfax 
Community College. 


and husband Paul have twin 4-year-old 
grandchildren: Kylie Rose and Dylan Paul 
McCavitt. "Kylie Rose might be interested 
in attending Mary Baldwin College when 
she grows up" 

DIANETRUETT Roberts and husband Dr 
Albert Roberts of Dallas TX built a new 
home designed by sonTruett. who also lives 
in Dallas with wife Carroll and daughter 
Sara. 14. Daughter Hillary lives in NY with 
husband Bob Marx and daughter Carina. 3 
Albert works at Southwestern Medical 
School in the University of Texas Health 
Science Center. 

JANE WOODRUFF Lucas of Charlotte NC 
is enjoying her eight grandchildren, ages 4 
months to 16. 


HELEN HARRODThompson of Ardmore 
OK was incorrectly referred to as Helen 
Helm Thomson in the 1953 Class Notes sec- 
tion of winter 2001 Magazine. 


a nonfiction book, Keeping Time: How We 
Measure and Control It, under consideration 
by two publishers. She had a story published 
in Highlights in December 2000. a poem pub- 
lished in the March 2001 edition of Cricket, and 
is writing a history for the 100th anniversary of 
Presbyterian Homes and Family Services Inc. 
in 2003- Mary Jo lives in Roanoke VA with hus- 
band Hany' and stays active at Raleigh Court 
Presbyterian Church. 

JANETUCKER Mitchell of Greensboro NC 
reports that she is still enjoying retirement. 

ALICE WELCH Daggett of Fort Worth TX 
volunteers her time as a discussion leader 
for Bible Study Fellowship as well as a 
prayer chapter leader for Concerned Women 
of Amenca. Alice wntes that her two chil- 
dren, Melinda of Fort Worth TX and Charies 
of Scottsdale AZ. are both married. Husband 
Dan works in software management for 
Lockheed in Fort Worth. 

JO ANNEVAMES Stamus of Roanoke VA 
keeps busy with her four grandchildren: two in 
Pittsburgh PA and two in Charlotte NC. 



of Xenia OH moved back into her house, 
which had been hit by a tornado. She 
reports that "everyone is doing great." 


husband Ron of Houston TX were on cam- 
pus November 11. 2001. She wntes. "What 
a difference from that little southern giri's 
school that I attended! " She and Ron wel- 
comed new grandson Joseph Henry 
Herdman on December 18. 2001. The cou- 
ple has eight grandchildren. 

ADDIE MCLAUGHLIN Ours was recently 
appointed to the West Virginia Commission 
on The Arts. She and husband George live in 
Petersburg WV. 

ANN SHAW Miller of Raleigh NC reports that 
husband Meredith died August 22. 2001. She 
says they managed to spend some time this 
past year in their new log home in Boone NC. 
Ann is active in her church as a deacon, media 
director, tmstee, and a member of several 
committees. She enjoys frequent visits with 
KATHLEEN BETSY" KENIG Byford '68. also 
of Raleigh NC. 

MARY STUART Lewis announces the birth 
of new grandson Jackson Robert Lewis, 
March 19. 2002. In August. Mary will pre- 
sent a paper at the International 
Musicological Society in Louvain. Belgium, 
and then will travel to Denmark to visit her 
daughter and granddaughter. Mary resides 
in Pittsburgh PA. 

ELIZABETH SWITZER Zitkle of Hamsonburg 
VA reports that she has eight grandchildren. 

DORA LEE WILEY Brown of Charlotte NC 
announces the June 1. 2002 , wedding of 
daughter Lee Ann Brown to Tony Tom at 
Dorland Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs VA. 

ASHLIN WYATT Smith writes that she and 
husband Lloyd now have a second home on 
Dividing Creek in Northumberiand CountYVA. 
where they stay when not in Chariottesville. 
Ashlin continues to paint and draw. 


Bellevue WA traveled to Staunton VA to see 
her mother in March and April. She also vis- 
ited the MBC campus. 


PATRICIA BOWIE Davis of HarlingenTX 

reports that after her 45th reunion in May 
2001 . she and her family traveled to 
Pinehurst NC in June. In August, she went 
with a group to the Canadian Rockies. 
Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle, which she 
described as "beautiful!" Patricia enjoyed 
spending Christmas with eldest son Rick 
and family in Midland TX. 



hlow can you thank those whose love, 

support, and ideas helped to shape 

your character, your values, your very life? 

For information about mennorial opportunities 
at Mary Baldwin College, call or write: 

Mark L. Atchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement 


Martha Masters '69, 

Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning 

Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA 24401 

540-887-7011 mmasters@mbc.e(ju 




May 16-18, 2003 

The Grafton Society 
Classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 

If you are interested in 

helping with your reunion, 

please contact 

the Alumnae/i Office at 

1-800-763-7359 or 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

JULIA KING '92 and Robert Clayton 
Maxwell II of Staunton VA were mar- 
ried June 23, 2001 The reception was 
held in the MBC Student Activities 
Center Mary Baldwin alumnae pictured 
onTv:;. '■•^>i:3C,^ .i:^ li lu n KAREN 
WOOD Woodson 92 SARAH 
ESCHINGER Milholland '92, the bride, 
ANNE HOREHLED King 72, and 

1992 classmates reuniting at a baby 
shower January 12, 2002, in honor of 
SUSAN O'DONALD Black are II to r) 
MARY COCKE Read, Susan, and 
Katherine traveled from Memphis TN to 
attend the shower in Susan's home- 
town of Canal Winchester OH. 

Barkan '93 Ir) are shown vacationing 
on the isle of Burano, outside Venice 
Italy in March 2001, 

Horstman '95 and MBC fnends had a 
wonderful time during their annual tnp 
to Litchfield Beach SC Pictured (I to r) 
are (front row) EUGENIE PRIEUR '95, 
PAIGE CROCKETT '95, Jen, (back row) 
Dorey '93, ELIZABETH THRIFT '93 
Converse '95 

BARBARA HUNTER Stone and husband 

Jerry of Vero Beach FL are looking for- 
ward to taking a tnp around the world 
starting December 1, 2002 The couple 
divides time between Vero Beach and the 
mountains of North Carolina Barbara 
enioys talking often with classmate 
Staunton VA 

BETTYE HURT Ingram of Harlan KY 
writes that she and husband John are 
"counting our blessings of good health 
and enioying retirement." 


of Burlington NC reports that she stays 
busy with eight grandchildren 

volunteers in the health office at her grand- 
daughter's grade school She recently 
wrote, "Most of my time and energy goes 
into helping raise grandchildren We are 
expecting the eighth one in the spring, a lit- 
tle boy 18 months, from India" 

Williams of Matthews NC recently cele- 
brated the birth of her eighth grandchild 

ANN RITCHIE McHugh moved in July 
2001 to Cornelia GA to be near the moun- 
tains and her relatives She recently "had 
great fun" at a party in the home of 
where 5l -^ i.. JULIA "JUDY" VANN 
Kenan '54 ANN ROBINSON Brown '54, 
'57 Ann plans to travel to France in 
August and September 2002. 

CLARETROTTI Stephens and husband 
Hugh moved from Houston TX to 
Asheville NC She would love to hear 
from classmates 



Houston TX retired in June 2001 after 30 
years at the Kinkaid School Her first ven- 
ture was taking "a bruiser of a course" to 
become a decent at Bayou Bend, a house 
museum owned by the Museum of Fine 
Arts Barbara reports that son John, 39, 
married a New Orleans girl October 13, 
2001, and it was the first wedding for 
both, "How exciting it was!" 

from teaching in Fairfax County in June 
2001, She and husband William of Burke 
VA have three grandchildren, the latest 
born in January 2002. 

ANN DENNY Kinscherff and husband 
Robert moved from Corrales NM, where 
they spent 10 years, to her hometown of 
Fort Worth TX in March 2001. She says 
they are happily settled in an older neigh- 

SHERRIL GERDING Miller reports that 
she IS retired and has three married sons 
and 10 grandchildren. She resides in New 
Bern NC with husband James. 


Greensboro NC reports that three of her 
children, Paige, Chris, and LINDSAY 
MITCHELL Scarisbrick '86 live in 
Charlotte NC. Her fourth child, son 

Parick, IS the design director of both Fast 
Company and Inc magazines, and won a 
National Magazine Award for design in 


of Fishersville VA continues to enioy her 
husband William's retirement, which, she 
says, makes it easier to travel Last sum- 
mer they made a second tnp to visit their 
daughter who works in Anchorage AK. 
Peggy and William stay busy with church 
and community activities, as well as with 
other interests and hobbies 

JULIE RAND Brawner and husband Jim 
of Atlanta have 11 grandchildren, several 
of whom live in Atlanta Jim recently 
retired after 37 years in an internal medi- 
cine practice "Also, we built a family 
house on an island in Maine and hope to 
spend more time there - with and with- 
out grandchildren!" 

NANCY RHOADS Miller retired from the 
Worldwide Ministries Division of the 
Presbyterian Church (USA) and now vol- 
unteers for missions at local and 
presbytery levels She enjoys sailing with 
husband Robert and spending time with 
her four children and their families, espe- 
cially three pre-school grandchildren 

SALINDA SMITH Kincaid of Stonybrook 
NY announces the birth of new grandson 
Coiton W Kincard. born September 7 
2001, in Bismarck ND 

ADA LOUWORTHTumerofWilliamsburg 

VA writes, "I'm keeping busy with garden- 
ing (the whole backyard is a flower bed), 
painting (all the walls in this house were 
beige), babysitting or visiting my two grand- 
children, and a little traveling" She says hello 
to all her classmates who attended the 45th 
reunion this past May and plans to come to 
the 50th in five years 


BARBARA ALLAN Hite of Norfolk VA 
teaches developmental English part time 
at the Portsmouth VA campus of 
Tidewater Community College Barbara is 
also a playwright and will have her play 
Manuela and the Genera/ produced in 
Norfolk in January 2003 Manuela and the 
General was performed in the Fletcher 
Collins Theatre at Mary Baldwin College 
in 2000. 

CAROLYN GRIFFIS Smith of Frederick 
MD wntes that she and husband George 
have "an adorable grandson, our first! 
What a ]0V he is!" 

PATRICIA GWYNNTaft and husband Agassi 
recently sold their home in Canandaigua NY 
and moved to Fair Haven NY 

A. "KAY" HUMPHREY Pancake of 

Huntington WV is owner and agent of 
Coldwell Banker Pancake Realty Co She 
spends much of her time with 10 grand- 
children, IS a member of Habitat of 
Huntington, treasurer of Riverview 
Manor, and is vice moderator of West 
Virginia Presbyterian Women. 


Waynesboro VA reports that two new 
grandchildren arrived in May 2001 , for a 
total of four. She says all live within a 
hundred miles of her. "It's great!" 

PERRY WORNOM Moore remains in real 
estate management, owning and operat- 
ing a small shopping center in 
Williamsburg VA, where she lives. 

MERITA LONG Webster of Charlotte NC 
reports that husband Stanley died May 8, 

LYDIA WOODS Peale is enjoying retire- 
ment, traveling, and four grandchildren. 
She resides in Palmyra VA, 


PATRICIA CHIPMAN Lewis of Rockledge 
FL enjoys spending time with grandchil- 
dren and great-grandchildren as well as 
taking cruise vacations with her daughters. 


Pascagoula MS reports that husband 
Dewey is retired. They spent two months 
at a mission hospital m Kenya and have 
traveled to China several times. Carlana 
and Dewey have four grandsons Their 
children live in Los Angeles, Pnnceton NJ, 
and Darien CT 


ANN BALLARD Van Eman of Houston 
TX wntes that she, husband Glenn, and 
daughters Allison and Laura took a "fabu- 
lous Canbbean cruise" to Cozumel, Playa 
Del Carmen, Cancun, Grand Cayman 
Island, and Key West, where they "swam 
with the stingrays!" 

REBEKAH LEWIS Krivsky and husband 
Jerry have been "downsizing "They pur- 
chased a 66-year-old house in Clayton GA 
and en|oy being able to walk two blocks 
to downtown They en|oy time spent with 
their three grandchildren 



Gaithersburg MD has a children's book 
coming out this September entitled Allie 
the Chnstmas Spider. 

Hollingshead enioyed seeing LAURA 
O'HEAR Church '82, Laura's husband 
David, and their two sons Christopher 
and Franklin when the family visited Mary 
Cloud at her home m Clarksboro NY The 
boys especially liked playing with twin 
day-old lambs Mary Cloud also visited 
with classmate BEVERLY "BEV" GREAR 
Hurt who attended the Philadelphia 
Flower Show and stayed with Mary Cloud 
during the BBB&B event (Bed, Breakfast, 
Blossoms & Barns Exhibit), sponsored by 
The Junior League of Philadelphia. 

KAY HUNDLEY Fisher and husband 
Robert moved to San Francisco CA and 
would love to hear from any MBC alum- 
nae in the area 

PAT GOSHORN Ball and husband Jordan 
had a great time traveling to Switzerland 
and the Czech Republic with classmate 

and husband "Happy" 


were surprised to discover they were 
both MBC alumnae. Patty and Leslie have 
been working together over the past year 
at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport 

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ANNE PONDER Dickson of Dallas TTC has 

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CAROL WORNOM Sorensen zi 
Williemsburg VA writes. "Same good life. 
Busy with gotf. church, the Jamestown 
Yortctovm Fou'ndaTion oart tir^e teaching. 
a-araa::-a ~. : ae=: at" "asouronly 


ANN ALEXANDER Cook a a -e-z^- z= 



'Chuckles' keeps me an one qq and very 


.'.=s :•';.; "r; c. ~-a Z'iz a -o/ Institute for 
--a i -:a-a " '.' - sraa \'si 5. 2002. 
Sne a a a — : :: :;en a spiritual (fireciian 
omce - " a ' , : " " zsi airea. 

SHIRLEY QUARLES Baird a^'anningto 

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Featherstone of FU^ctimond VA has three 
gtanodiiMf en she keeps in hef home mery 
day from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 'I drive car 
pool, go to soccer games - sciing like a 
young mother all 0(or again, socept with 
62-ve6Fold bores!' 

MARTHA WADE Bradford a" -_a:a-d 

JOWHriTLEThomton anioyed v/ofking 
v;'^ :-a : aaa a" '-Z -eunion at Mary 


Merchant :::' :-a"'„aaa'aa .■- ra'a^ 

Ca"-aa'!3nd Island GA and the 
Z ' a'r" :<ee Swamp, where they enioyed 
a Z- :ed boat tour and hiking. They are all 
looking forward to their 4Qth class reunion 
in May Z0Q3. 


,',"'C'ai5m MA reports that she has been 
'a'p'-g 'Tusband John cope with colon 
cancer and the aftereffects of surgery. 
She writes, "It has been difficult recover- 
ing from the surgen/, but the cancer is 
gone, praise God' " 


Annapolis MD completed a project for the 
Alex Haley Foundation providing art for a 
dozen plaques featuring text from Roots. 

CHERE FOYE Hewlett and husband WilBam 
of Redlands CA traveled to Mexico, Greece, 
Turkey, and Scotland last year. 

ANN -TERRY- GEGGIE Ftidley contin- 
ues to work for the Alleghany County 
school system, as coordinator of gifted 
programs, Teny lives In Covington VA with 

Johnson of Westminster MD received a 
cochlear implant "bionic ear" at Johns 
Hopkins in March. She can't yet under- 
stand speech. Her brain is learning to 
translate electronic impulses after 40 
years of deafness. Bunny says it's a long, 
slow process, but is grateful she's a very 
good tip reader. 



Bern NC says she likes being retired and 
discovering many new facets of life. She 
and husband Michael continue to enjoy 
S3 -a a": 'aaaatly sang inan intemation- 
a z: i - . 5 : "esti'val in Bern 

PAULA GREENLEE Barber of San Jose 

Qi -szQ-.s -nat s'-e 5^:0 ;6d travelino this 

LAURA HOLBROOK Hardwick and hus- 
:5"; -ea'aa a' -:a~:a -a/etwo 
g-a^jaa-s Caa' a, 13 ^lonths, of Atlanta, 
a-a Caaaa 5 ^a-a-s c" darcelona Spain. 

MARY KERR Denny of San Antonio 
TX spent a "wonderful Thanksgiving 
week" In Mexico and Belize with 
her family in 2001. In eariy February 
2002, she was in Abu Dhabi, capital 
of the United Arab Emirates, as a 
guest of the country. She was invit- 
ed to attend the Arab Women's 
Media Forum, a tv/o-day event that 
drew delegates from all 22 Arab 
countries and was hosted by Sheika 
Fatima bint Mubarak, queen of Ahu 
Dhabi. Mary was one of only four 
American women attending the 
conference and was later treated to 
several days of sightseeing. She 
reports, "The UAE is an amazing 
place, the people are friendly, and 
the Arab hospitality incredible." Her 
invitation was a result of a recom- 
mendation from the National 
Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, 
based in Washington DC. 

ANNE NIMMO Bany of Roanoke VA loves 

being a first-time grandmother to James 
Nimmo Di.xon. bom September 10, 2000. 


hometowfli of Birmingham. 

JUDY BRYANT Skinner and husband 

'vViiliam of Doraville GA "had a v/onderfu! 
ti'me" visiting with dassmaaa ANN GOR- 
DON ABBOTT Evans ana -_aaa a =_aaa 
Memorial Day Weekend 2GGl._^a, aaa Ann 
Gondon were roommates their junior and 
senior years at Mary Baldwin. 

NAN DAVIS of New York City writes that 
she's a "happy retiree!" 

JANE DOUGHTlETaylor of Burice VA 
repor.a :-a: '.aaa'a -aede is retiVed. Jane 
is wQ.-M-.j -a: A ra~-.533ionate Note, a 
nonprofit organization that hires profes- 
sional harpists to play music in hospitals 
and the hospice center in northern 
Virginia. Son Reede works for KPMG, an 
international accounting finn, and lives in 
Amsterdam Holland. Daughter Mary lives 
close by and works for the Natonal 
Wildlife Federation. 

MARY GILLESPIE Amos of Atlanta is 

executive director of the Samaritan 
Counseling Center at First Presbyterian 
Church in Atianta. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

DOROTHY lAFRATE Rudy and husband 
John are letired and living in Long Key FL 
Dorothy continues to teach part time at a 
connmunity college and sends students to 
Spain through her business, Spanish 
Works, Inc. She reports that son Jonathan 
IS a software analyst with Standard & 
Poor's m New York City and son Michael 
works for Manulife Financial in Boston. 

ANN MEBANE Levine of Morgantown WV 
often travels to Atlanta to visit granddaughter 
Hannah Mebane Crouch, born to daughter 
Cynthia Mebane Levine Crouch and husband 
Matthew Crouch July 22, 2001 


husband Roy live in a home built in 1780 
in Wallingford VT. She started two busi- 
nesses in Vermont a rug hooking 
business called Wooly Hook, and Carriage 
Barn Antiques Elizabeth says she loves 
the cold weather after 32 years in Flonda 


Dallas TX IS founder and president of 
The Mozzarella Co , a producer of 
handcrafted cheeses. The American 
Cheese Society honored the 19-year- 
old company's mozzarella in August 
2001 as the best in Amenca In 2000, 
Paula was named president of the 
International Association of Culinary 
Professionals, which is involved in all 
aspects of the food industry 


GAILAPPERSON Kilman of Fort Worth 
TX reports that daughter Alison graduated 
from Wellesley College in 2001 

FRAN DAVIS Pollard and husband Doug 
of Glyndon MD celebrated the birth of 
granddaughter Madison Elizabeth Mitchell 
February 5, 2002. "Doug and I are thrilled 
to be grandparents!" 

SARAH-MACK LAWSON serves on the 
board of a local children's academy and con- 
ducts seminars on fitness and wellness. 
She and husband Horace Brumit live in 
Banner Elk NC. 


grandchildren: James Walker, 4, and 
Elizabeth Avery, 6 months She resides in 
Greenville SC, where husband Jimmy works 
for Regions Bank and Mary Walker stays 
busy with her intenor design business. 


Youngstown NY works at Niagara University 
for the director of a federal grant called PT3, 
which teaches technology to teachers 

LATANE WARE Long of Waynesboro 

VA was selected by the Virginia 
Educational Media Association as School 
Library Media Specialist of the Year 2001 
for the Shenandoah Region. Latane 
works as library media specialist at Ladd 
Elementan/ School in Augusta County 

JANETWHITE Campbell of Portsmouth 
NH was promoted to a full professor last 
year in the Department of Earth Science at 
University of New Hampshire. "But I'm still 
a 'research professor,' meaning that I live off 
grants and contracts." 

that daughter Sadie, 26, moved to 
Norfolk VA to be closer to her and Gin's 
father Gin began a master gardener 
class in February in Manteo NC. 


Richmond VA has been married to her "col- 
lege sweetheart" for 34 years. Husband Jim 
IS an attorney in the product litigation depart- 
ment of McGuireWoods Law Firm Son Joel, 
32, has a landscaping business in Charleston 
SC. Daughter Mary 26, lives in Richmond 
with her husband and is employed by St 
Christopher's School Jan teaches piano and 
paints in watercolor and oil 

SANDRA ZEESE Driscoll and hus- 
band Steven of Clyde Hill WA 
returned to the United States last 
year after living in Asia. Sandra was 
project director for an American- 
based international school south of 
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, from 
1995 to 2001. She was involved in 
licensing, designing, building, 
staffing and opening the school. 
"Dealing with the children was the 
fun part. I found myself totally com- 
mitted to working for the school 
seven days a week" She reports 
that daughter Kathryn married Brian 
Biggs and is living near Spokane 
WA, and son Michael completed his 
first year at the Yale School of 
Management and interned this 
summer for Standard & Poor While 
in Asia, Sandra regretted losing 
touch with MBC friends She would 
like to hear from any classmates in 
her area. 


MARGARET ALLEN Palmer has been busy 
over the past year building a new home in 
Nashville TN 

ANGELA BLOSE Cortey of Carmel IN is in 
her second term on the Carmel Clay school 
board She and husband William traveled to 
"picturesque British Columbia and fascinat- 
ing Japan" in 2001 

MIKAL BRALLEY Hoofnagle retired from 
teaching in June 2000 and reports that 
both children, 28 and 31 , are now mar- 
ried. Mikal resides in Richmond VA with 
husband William. 

CHERYL DINWIDDIE Andre of Stamford CT 
continues to work as a middle school media 
specialist, working with students 11 to 14 
years old and enioying an "ever-varying daily 
schedule - a blend of books and comput- 
ers" Cheryl is learning to play golf 

NANCY FALKENBERG Muller of Orlando 
FL reports that her father Herbert R 
Falkenberg died October 18, 2001 , and was 
buned in Louisville KY Husband Jim is semi- 
retired and works three days a week, while 
Nancy continues to substitute teach 

News VA IS a retired school counselor She 
and husband Johnny purchased a sailboat 
and plan to take it south this fall and winter 
Daughter Frazier and husband Bruce live in 
New York City and son David is engaged and 
in his second year of law school 

BARBARA HORNER-Mlller has lived in 
Fairbanks AK more than four years, where 
she IS associate director of the Arctic 
Region Supercomputing Center at the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Barbara was 
recently elected president of the Cray Liser 
Group, an international organization of own- 
ers of SGI and Cray high-performance 

WYLYN LETSON Hodnett of Ashland VA 
continues to en|oy and cherish family 
while volunteering for the United 
Methodist Church, community and 
Garden Club of Virginia 

took an early retirement from Coca-Cola fol- 
lowing three years in London She devotes 
her time and energy to civic work, travel, golf 
and other leisure activities while enjoying all 
the benefits a college town has to offer 


conference minister of The Southwest 
Conference ofThe United Church of Christ 
Cally lives in Phoenix AZ with husband 

Coleman ol Mobile AL is vice president 
of Mobile's tiicenlennial celebration 

ANNE WILLIAMS Blanks of Woodbridge 
VA has a new granddaughter Sarah 
Mason was born November 1, 2001, and 
welcomed home by big sister Morgan, 2 

LYNN WILLIAMS Wood of Wheaton MD 
IS a guidance counselor at Montgomery 
Blair High School in Silver Spring. Most of 
her students involved in the Math, 
Science, Computer Science Magnet 
Program Daughter Beth earned a mas- 
ter's in meteorology from Penn State in 
August 2001 and married Thomas Mills in 
October 2001 


ALICE LACY Wareham of Altanta reports 
that daughter Anna married in September 
2001, and son Brad married in March 2002 

BARBARA PENICK Jimenez of Madrid 
Spam says her children have "grown and 
flown the coop," while her mother-in-law 
and two recently widowed aunts have 
moved in "We always have a full house!" 

SUSAN POWELL Leister moved to 
Houston TX from the Washington DC area in 
Apnl 2001 She works as a catalog librarian 
in the Fondren Library at Rice University 
and reports that she and husband Dennis 
are "empty nesters" Susan enpys getting 
together with MBC alumnae in Houston 


Auburn AL writes that husband Mike has 
retired and she is working part time in two 
locations as a counselor 

JANE STARKE Sims of Ellicott City MD 
recently had the pleasure of seeing 
youngest daughter Robin graduate from 
Eckerd College, a Presbyterian-related liberal 
arts college in St Petersburg FL Jane 
writes, "The commencement speech 
helped me realize the strong character edu- 
cation that IS embedded in a close-knit, 
character-conscious faculty and college. I 
was sad my daughter did not want to attend 
my alma mater, but her experience made 
me revisit the wonderful things that a MBC 
or Eckerd College has to offer in their liberal 

AMY GRIFFITH Berra '96 married Matt J Beira, a 
1990 graduate of the U S Naval Academy July 7 
2001 Pictured (I to rl are SARAH EKERN '98, LISA 
TANSEY Jones '96 (1 neelng) CHARITY LAM- 
BERT Baker '96 CAMALA BEAM Kite '96 tie 
bride. JENNIFER "JEN" REYNOLDS Sams '96, 
Stogdale '96 REBEKAH Wiser '96 and REBEC- 
CA "BECKY" BEAM Perkins '97 

JANE RAPIER Spence '98 married Jason Todd Spence, a 1999 graduate of 
UVA from Lynchburg VA, January 12, 2002 MBC alumnae loining in the 
celebration are II to r, front row) HOLLAND ROBERTS Gibbs '98, CARRIE 
Crane '66 AMY BOWDEN Muir '98 tlip bi-rl.> CHARLOTTE JACKSON 
Berry '51, ancl HELEN NALTY Butcher '92 

Mary Baldwin College IVIagazine • Fall 2002 

w" m 

Mary Baldwin Class of '99 alumnae -ej-'t-g a: a cndai 
shower hononna SUMMER SAUNDERS '.'rr 2002 
are (1 to r, front re.'. SARAH WILSON UUREN DYSON, 
GRETAWINN, icac- re. : ,;--i -i r NICOLE 
NAPIER, Katie Beaslev Sum~ie- ANNIE SAVAL 

MARY HOUSTON WRIGHT Wipfler '00 mafied Robert Daniels Wipfler 

September 28, 2001. a; ~- 3 ?v.": ;• ?e =f:ce~e-'- A'feV.A. 
Pictured (I tor) is her siste.: : ELIZABETH WRIGHT '02. 

the bride, mother-in-lav. ALICE FRANCISCO Wipfler 70 ana college 
roonnmate LAUREL BUCKIS 00 

arts curriculum!" Older daughter Lauren 
works as a research assistant at Johns 
Hopkins University. 

ELIZABETH WISE of Raleigh NC is execu- 
tive director of the North Carolina Medical 
Society Alliance. She says it is a "first 
foray into the paid nonprofit arena." 


ANGIER BROCK Caudle teaches composi- 
tion full time and is the faculty development 
coordinator for the writing program at 
Virginia Commonwealth University in 
Ridimond VA. She and husband Bobby 
became grandparents in May 2002. 

stage-managed an outdoor production of A 
Midsummer Night's Dream this spnng for 
the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival. 

JANE COLUSThomton and husband Dade 
of Danville CA are "down to one child at 
home." Jane keeps busy with aerobics, 
church chonjs, National Charity League vol- 
unteering, hiking, and travel. 

ANN DAVIS Spltler retired from AT&T after 
30 years. Son Glenn is a rising lunior at 
James Madison University and daughter 
Elizabeth will be in the ninth grade this fall. 
Ann and husband Glenn Jr. reside in 
Alexandria VA. 

NY is president of The Young Group, a mar- 
keting company specializing in the beauty 

REBEKAH KENNEDY Caraso of Nashville 

TN was elected president of the Middle 
Tennessee Chapter of Choristers Guild, an 
organization for directors of children's and 
youth choirs, for 2002-03. Husband Bill, a 
church educator. Is serving as moderator of 
Middle Tennessee Presbytery for 2002. 

ANN LEWIS Vaughn of Mount Airy 
NC (the original "Mayberry") is direc- 
tor of the Mount Airy Visitors Center, 
which works with inmates at the 
North Carolina Con-ections Institution 
forWomen who are employed by the 
state Deptartment of Commerce to 
handle all hotline tourism inquiries. 
Ann visited the prison in 2001 and 
"finds it invaluable in promoting the 
area's mountains, music and 
Mayberry activtties." 

CUIR 'YUM" LEWIS Arnold of Atlanta 

IS chief executive officer and co-founder 
of Leapfrog Services Inc. Leapfrog is a 
"comprehensive out-sourced technical 
support alternative" that provides clients 
in the small to mid-sized market with 
Internet network management, support, 
data backup, virus protection, security, 
maintenance, and a help desk. She was 
named Metro Atlanta's 2002 Small 
Business Person of the Year. (See page 17) 

KAREN MARSTON Frank of Woodsfield 
OH married Forrest Frank December 16, 
2001, becoming "a beef cattle farmer's 
spouse!" Son Ashley will complete his 
Ph.D. at Villanova, and daughter Jessica is 
doing a residency in OB/GYN. 


Washington DC had a concert of her 
musical works performed May 9, 2002, by 
The Contemporary Music Fonjm at the 
Corcoran Gallery in Washington. 

JUDITH "J" WADE of Atlanta is employed 
as a real estate project director, buying land 
for state parks and natural areas in Georgia. 
In March, J. moved her office and home 
within two weeks. In May, she rewarded 
herself with a trip to Italy and the Cannes 
Film Festival in France. 


EMILY BORDEN Ragsdale was elected to a 

second term as a city council member in 
Jamestoivn NC. 

Antjwsmtth lives in Lexington SC and 
works as a career counselor for the unenn- 
ployed with Lee Hecht Hanison 
outplacement services. Kathy is active in a 
"Christians in Career Transition" ministry. 

DIANE DARNELL Hughes of Warrenton VA 
celebrated the maniage of only daughter 
Carolyn Michelle September 15, 2001. 

MARGARET FOGLE of Coral Gables FL 

writes that son Chnstopher is working as 
an architect in San Francisco CA and 
daughter Elizabeth graduated from 
University of Miami Medical School in 
OB/GYN and began her residency in 
Grand Rapids Ml. 

JANE GRAVES Bartlett reports that son 
Matthew graduated from ROTC at UVA and 
is a navigator in the Air Force. Daughter 
Polly is a sophomore at W&L. In 2001 she 
saw classmates EMILY BORDEN 

Ragsdale in Jane's hometown of 
Baltimore MD and MARY "MARIDY" 
BROWNING Birkhead in San Diego. 


Richmond VA enjoys her job as a refer- 
ence librarian. Son Ben graduates from 
VV&L in June, son Jeff is a student at 
UVA, and daughter Emily will start high 

school in the fall. 

EUZABETH IRZYK Mize is lives at Camp 
Lejeune NC, where husband David is conn- 
manding general of the base. She vwites, "I 
am an advocate for our Marine families, and 
David supports our Marines as they fight 
terrorism throughout the world." Son Jeff 
graduated from Elon College in May and 
daughter Stacey a second grade teacher, 
lives in Atlanta with husband Mike. 

JUUE MAYS Cannell of Purchase NY 
reports "my consulting business with the 
utility industry is. happily thriving after five 
and a half years and leaving me enough 
time for studies in floral design at the New 
York Botanical Garden." Son Ian wori<s at a 
radio station in Los Angeles, son Nick gradu- 
ated from Colgate University in May, and 
son Patnck "officially becomes a teenager" 
in June. 

EMILY MCCLURE Ballard lives in 
Beavercreek OH with husband John and 
is finishing her last year of teaching at 
Discovery House Montessori School. She 
plans to volunteer in the community and 
public schools next year. Daughter Kathy 
graduated from St.Olaf College in May 
and son John and wife are foreign service 
officers in Mexico City. 


Cincinnati OH is traveling the country in a 
motor home with husband George and 
their dogs. 

was appointed by TMP Worldwide Inc. as 
executive vice president of eResourcing, 
North America. She will extensively man- 
age eResourcing's information technology 
and solutions practices. 

Hopkins is still living in Severna Park MD 
with husband John and their two younger 
daughters. The youngest is a rising 
sophomore at Vanderbilt University. 
Penny's oldest daughter is married and 
has provided them with "two wonderful 

ISABELLETURNER Knight reports that 

two of her three daughters are married, 
with the youngest graduating from col- 
lege with a degree in music performance. 
Isabelle continues to sell real estate and 
lives with husband Charles, a building 
contractor, in La Grange GA. 



loves her new townhouse in Charlotte 
NC. Daughter Kristin majored in informa- 
tion systems at Wake Forest University 
and is starting a master's program in 
accountancy. Son Brian is a rising sopho- 
more at UVA. "Got one back to Ole 
Virginny! " Kae continues to work as a 
technology specialist at McKee Road 
School. She regulariy sees classmate 
ELIZABETH TOMS Chaplin in Sunday 
school and on building projects for 
Habitat for Humanity. 

ANNE HALL of Dallas TX is excited to 
announce her engagement to Bruce E. 
Billings, a graduate of Texas Tech 
University and owner of a business-to- 
business furniture company. The couple 
plans to wed August 3, 2002. Anne Is 
self-employed as a marketing copywriter 
and editor/proofreader. 

EMILY PAINE Carter of Salem VA sums 
up life in the words of singer and song- 
writer John Prine: "Not bad. Pretty good. 
Can't complain. But actually, ev'rything's 
just about the same" 

SUSAN POPE Justesen of Greenwood 
SC celebrated the marriages of a son and 
stepson this past year. She is owner and 
director of Susan's School of Music and 

Whipp and husband Jim of Oakton VA 
are "certainly thrilled" about the birth of 
their first grandchild. Daughter Elizabeth 
and husband Jonathan of Charlottesville 
VA welcomed Audrey Warner Grau into 
the world April 3. 2002. Son Jamie and 
wife Anne live in Virginia Beach VA. 

GRAYTHOMAS Langston of Fort Smith 

AR reports that husband Jack died 
January 7. 2002. 


PHYLLIS BARLOW Hopkinson of 

Charlottesville VA retired after 24 years as 
chief development officer for the 
Jefferson Area Board for Aging. She con- 
sults with nonprofits in resource and 
organizational development and market- 
ing. She is a "grateful three-year survivor 
of breast cancer." Phyllis has pursued 
many outdoor activities over the past few 
years, including white water kayaking and 
dogsledding. Phyllis recently traveled to 
Provence --3":e a-e to ita". .vith class- 
mates CONNIE LOWRANCE Beach and 
attended her reunion in May. 


Alexandria VA will send second son 
Charles to West Point this summer. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

In Children: Gifts of the Spirit, 

Margaret Woodson Nea '63 looks at children in 

poor countries around the world through a camera lens. She 
captured the images while traveling with the nonprofit orga- 
nization World Neighbors, which helps people in developing 
nations struggling with hunger, disease, and poverty. The 
book contains 24 black and white portraits paired with 
notable quotations about children by a wide variety of 
prominent people. 

"Each time I make a journey," says Nea in her book, "I 
go with an open heart and mind, knowing I will come away 
a deeper, richer person than before. Photographing children 
in remote areas of the world is a privilege. In many cases, the 
children have never seen a camera, and they laugh and giggle 
and squeal with amusement and delight. Their infectious 
spirits have a transformative power. As I look through the 
lens of my camera, I see the world with new eyes." 

— Marisol Enceda '04 

PATRICIA CLICK ot Charlottesville 
VA IS associate professor of technol- 
ogy, culture, and communication at 
the School of Engineering and 
Applied Science at UVA She has 
published another book, Time Full of 
Trial: The Roanoke Island Freedmen's 
Colony, 1862-1867 (University of 
North Carolina Press) Patricia is also 
the author of The Spirit of the Times: 
Amusements in Nineteenth-Century 
Baltimore, Norfolk, and Richmond. 

DENISE CRAIG Stafford and husband 
Alan of Spotsylvania VA will celebrate five 
years of marriage July 5, 2002. She 
writes, "We have a grand time restoring 
old tractors and splitting firewood " 

SARAH CROCKETT Eggleston and hus- 
band John live in Glen Ridge NJ where 
she is director of a preschool. Daughter 
Sarah is a sophomore at William and 
Mary and son John Jr. is a junior in high 


Raleigh NC paints watercolors on com- 
mission and works at, 
an online needlepoint store. 

JEANNE JACKSON of Birmingham AL 
writes that her son has begun attending 
Middlebury College in Vermont. "It brought 
back many wonderful memories of my first 
year at MBC" 

JANN MALONE Steele and husband Mike 
of Richmond VA celebrated their 24th 
anniversary in April with their first vacation 
to Bermuda 

SUSAN MYERS of New York City started 
Underline Communications LLC with two 
business partners in April 2001 Underline is a 
small marketing firm that specializes in cus- 
tom publishing to promote customer loyalty 

SUSAN ROGERS Paifcs and husband 
Kenneth live in LeesburgVA Daughter 
Shelley graduated from W&L in June and 
son Sam is still at home, "but approaching 
his turn to go off to college very soon." She 
reports that classmate BLANCHE WYSOR 
Anderson recently surpnsed her with a visit 

CATHERINE ROSS is in her fourth year as 
an assistant professor of English at the 
University of Texas at Tyler, and remembers 
her days as an English and history major at 
Mary Baldwin "almost every day on the 
|ob." In September 2001 she presented a 
paper at a conference in Santiago Spain on 
the relationship between poets and scien- 

tists in the British Romantic period Two 
essays will be published — one as the lead 
essay in a book-length collection on science 
and literature from SUNY Press Cathenne 
bought a house in Tyler, is engaged to be 
married, and has a new Labrador retriever 
puppy. " Life is great at 50! " 


Charlottesville VA reports the marriage of 
son Frazier Jr to Erika Werner July 8, 2001 , 
and the birth of granddaughter Sarah 
Elizabeth to daughter Betsy and husband 
Mike Manning June 6. 2002 

MARYTOMPKINS Miller of Richmond VA 
serves on the board of the central Virginia 
chapter of the Autism Society of America 
and IS an advocate for children diagnosed 
with autism spectrum disorder 

LINDA VERNER Smith moved into a new 
home in Lake Oswego OR Daughter 
her second year at Mary Baldwin and is 
"enjoying herself and growing into a fine 
young woman" Linda is on the MBC 
Parent's Council 

SALLY VIA Matthews of Houston TX is in 
her 14th year as finance director at her 
church Husband Larkin is a homebuilder 
Daughter Elizabeth is a rising junior at 
Davidson College, daughter Cathenne will 
be a sophomore at Vanderbilt, and son Jack 
IS in high school 

OLIVIA WATSON Neill and husband John, 
a neurosurgeon, have lived in Jackson MS 
for 20 years. Son Bob is a senior at 
Dartmouth and son Jack is a senior in high 
school "Things are great!" 


BERYL BARNES lerardi of Charlotte NC 

works full time in the admissions office at 
Charlotte Country Day School Son Drew 
graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill, daugh- 
ter Paige is a nsing sophomore at Bucknell 
University and daughter Anne will attend 
the 8th grade at Charlotte Country Day 

BEVERLY BURKE McCaskill of Oklahoma 
City OK serves as missions' director at Our 
Lord's Community Church She and hus- 
band Austin spent six weeks this spnng 
teaching English and Bible in Ukraine 

LINDA FORBES RILEY lives in Bristol VA 
and works part time as director of 
Christian education at Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church 

BARBARA KNISELY Roberts writes that 
daughter Martha, 21, is a rising senior at 
The College of Charleston, and son Keith 
will be a sophomore at the University of 
South Carolina. Barbara and husband John 
Keith live in Burlington NC. 

ELYSA MADDOX Montgomerv of 

Decatur IL began a new job last October 
doing clinical research after 10 years of 
working as a school nurse. "I also miss 
my MBC buddies, but that's not newi" 

LOUISE REIDThyson of Vienna VA 
writes, "I'm no longer working and am 
spending my time with family history and 
traveling" She celebrated son Jack's 
marriage last August and traveled to 
England in May. 

LYNETTE YOUNT continues to work as a 
management development consultant and 
recently became a certified executive 
coach. She resides in Arlington VA. 


MARTHA GOLDEN Foster of Fort Wayne 
IN reports that son Brad Jr graduated from 
West Point in June 2001 , daughter Jennifer 
IS a nsing junior at Indiana State University, 
and daughter Chnstine graduated from 
high school this past scfiool year. 

JAMIE HEWELL Odrezin of Birmingham 
AL IS still practicing pediatrics Husband 
Greg left his work in radiology to teach 
sixth grade math. Son Daniel will enter 
the 10th grade this fall 

MALISSA HIGH Kilpatrick moved from 
Texas back to Hampton VA, as husband 
Russ was promoted to bngadier general in 
the US Air Force. She looks forward to see- 
ing MBC friends in the Tidewater area 
Malissa spent September in Ukraine teach- 
ing English at a Bible college "while all in 
the USA were watching non-stop CNN." 

KAREN OUTLAW Atchison married James 
E Atchison in March 2000 The couple lives 
in Mobile AL, where John practices law 

LISA SLOAN-Levin, a psychologist in 
Topanga CA, earned her Ph.D in clinical psy- 
chology from Pacifica Graduate Institute 

VIRGINIA SPROUL Downing moved to 
Lynchburg VA in June 2001 Husband 
Lemuel is associate pastor at First 
Presbyterian Church, and Virginia teaches 
kindergarten at James River Day School. 

DIANE WHITE Fechtel of Atlanta served 
as co-chair of horticulture for the 
Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta in 
February 2002 Son Mark is a nsing 
sophomore at W&L, while youngest son 
Blake will enter his junior year at 



Richmond VA is director of training and 
staff development for Virginia Blood 
Services She was recently appointed to 
the National Continuing Education 
Committee of the American Association 
of Blood Banks 


Barboursville VA was selected as scholar-in- 
residence by the Center for the Liberal Arts 
at UVA. She received a scholarship, award- 
ed annually to one Virginia public school 
teacher, to study abroad in Angers France 
for four weeks in July 2001 In Pans, Dee 
visited with Jenny Kouyoumtzoglou Rochet, 
former MBC French professor, and Jenny's 
husband Gilles. They enjoyed a four-hour 
walking tour of the city while Dee remi- 
nisced about her junior year abroad with the 
Sweet Briar College program in 1973-74. 


LYNN HOWARD Lawrence and husband 
Robert anticipate returning to the United 
States (Charleston SCI n late 2002 after four 
years in Italy "We've loved our time here," 
she writes, "having immersed ourselves in 
the culture, and hope to return to Italy" 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

JANE MILLER of Larchmont NY is man- 
aging director at General Re Corporate 
Finance in New Yoric City. She lias a 
daughter Jean, 16, and volunteers for 
breast cancer charities. 

ANN SHIELDS Stone of Brevard NC is the 
special education consultant, running an 
inclusion model, for the eighth grade at 
Brevard Middle School. Husband Jerry 
owns Rockbrook Camp for Girls, where 
Ann works as camp mother during the 
summer. Son Wink is a rising junior at UVA 
and daughter Lucie is entering her senior 
year of high school. 

SUSAN SHIPMAN of Satnt Simons Island 
GA became director of the Georgia 
Department of Natural Resources' Coastal 
Resources Division Apnl 1 , 2002, after serv- 
ing as chief of marine fisheries for the 
Bnjnswick-based Coastal Resources 
Division since 1984. 


Waynesboro VA finished her second 
semester at Eastern Mennonite University 
in Harrisonburg VA as she earns a master's 
in counseling degree. She continues to 
work full time at Comprehensive Health 
Systems in Fishersville. Val reports, 
"Children Kathleen, Margaret, and Jennifer 
are doing great!" 



Cincinnati OH celebrated her 18th wed- 
ding anniversary to husband Marvin, a 
neurologist. "The secret to our marnage 
— he's never home! " They have two girls, 
Paige, 16, and Kelly, 13. Lindsay works 
part time as a "boutique lady" for 
Doncaster clothing at Stein Mart, and vol- 
unteers at her daughter's school. 

PAGE BRANTON Reed lives in Fairway 
KS. "Between my family and volunteer 
opportunities, life is certainly never dull!" 
Page divides volunteering between the 
Children's Therapeutic Learning Center 
and Children's Mercy Hospital and is 
active on the boards of both organiza- 
tions. Children William and Mary will be in 
the eighth and fifth grade, and husband 
Bruce is senior vice president of Squila. 

ANN CALHOUN Dent of Panama City FL 

invites everyone to "come visit us at our 
restaurant, Cuvee Beach, in Destin FL!" 
She and husband Bill stay busy with the 
restaurant. Bill's medical practice, and 
their two children Lee, 12, and Will, 5. 

PAULINE COX Patteson and husband 
Roy moved to Sunnyside Retirement 
Community in Harrisonburg VA. She 
writes, "We each have both feet deeply 
planted in art and long to settle down to 
painting after weeding through 51 years 
of accumulation and two moves since 
selling our home last August." Pauline 
regrets not being able to attend her 
reunion, but looks forward to visiting the 
MBC campus soon. 

PATSY "ELOISE" CLYDE Chandler is still 
playing tennis and working for an invest- 
ment management business in Virginia 
Beach VA. She and husband William have 
three daughters; Patsy 12, Caroline, 16, 
and Mimi, 18, who is a rising sophomore 
playing soccer at SMU in Dallas TX. 

CATHERINE DUPONT Schlaeppi of High 
Point NC reports, "The horse farm is fine, 
but my lessons are down due to family 
commitments!" Twin boys Charles and 
William, 17 are "hot into basketball, 
lacrosse, and girls." Daughter Elizabeth, 19, 
Is at Meredith College hoping to transfer to 
Hollins in the fall, and youngest son George, 
11 , IS also active with sports. 

CLAUDIA WOODY of Atlanta is a vice presi- 
dent at IBM, working in IBM Global 
Services. " I njn a woridwide team and trav- 
el extensively." Partner Lynn Spnjill is a 
captain with Delta Airlines and njns a prop- 
erty management business. Claudia writes, 
"We both do pro bono legal work whenever 
possible, and enjoy staying at home on our 
time off." 

LUCY MURPHY Boush and husband Mark 
are raising son Granville, 9, in Richmond VA. 
She is retinng from teaching and hopes to 
celebrate the start-up of an art-focused pn- 
vate business. She writes that they are 
renovating their third "and hopefully last" 


California MD is "now at the taxi stage of 
motherhood: two play travel soccer and 
one takes piano, and we are almost ready 
for that first driver's license for the 
eldest!" She continues work as a comput- 
er programmer and says she "won't die of 
boredom anytime soon!" 

SUSAN RIDOUT Jones of Chesapeake 

VA IS still at home with daughters 
Rebecca, 8, and Ellen, 5. She says, "Life 
is very busy with church, school, and lots 
of other activities. It's fun. though! " 



KAREN AUSTIN McCoy received her mas- 
ter's in special education and taught in 
elementary and high school for six years. 
This past year, she stayed at home in 
Sevema Park MD with daughter Kristen, 11, 
and stepdaughter Katy, 16. 

MOLLIE MOOMAU Prominski of McLean 
VA reports that husband William is working 
for Virginia Radiological Associates in 
Ariington VA. Daughter Kathr/n "K.T' keeps 
them very busy 

Frazier of Staunton VA is the presi- 
dent of Frazier Associates, a 
full-service architecture and planning 
firm specializing in "historic preser- 
vation, contextual design, and 
community revitalization." The firm 
has been honored with several 
awards for its design of the New 
Street Parking Garage Ifor which 
Kathy was design lead) in downtown 
Staunton. Other awards include the 
2002 Palladio National Design Award 
in the category of public architecture, 
a President's Citation from the 
Preservation Alliance of Virginia, 
and a Great American Main Street 
award from the National Trust for 
Historic Preservation's National 
Main Street Center. 



Chartottesville VA is pictured with her sister 
in Jefferson's Nurses by Dr. Barbara Brodie, 
published in celebration of the 100th 
anniversary of the UVA School of Nursing. 


EUZABETH AIKEN Locher of Lexington VA 
graduated from UVA May 19, 2002, with a 
doctorate in education, cumculum and 
instnjction, with an emphasis in reading. 

AUDREY ANDREWS Oddi continues to live 
in Richmond VA with husband Stephen and 
daughters Anne, 14, and Charlotte, 10. 

KELLY HUFFMAN Ellis is PTA president at 
Madison Middle School, serves on the com- 
munity boards of United Way The Arts 
Council of Blue Ridge, Apple Ridge Fann, 
Greenvale School, and is co-chair of The Pink 
Ribbon Tea, a fundraiser for breast cancer 
research. She resides in Roanoke VA with 
husband Russell and children Dauer, 
Jennifer, and Virginia. 

AUSE LEARNED Mahr of Elmira NY is a 
substitute teacher in her children's school 
district and a parent educator for those 
whose children are in foster care. Daughter 
Amanda will be a junior at Notre Dame High 
School and daughter Maggie will enter the 
eighth grade at Holy Family Junior High. 
Both giris are involved in theatre and music. 

SUSAN MARTIN Roberts and husband 

Gary of Fort Pierce FL continue to ajn their 
nursery/landscape business and parent their 
five children still living at home, ages 12 to 
17. Oldest daughter Julia finished her first 
year at Appalachian State University. 

MELISSA RAIDER Keahey has been busy 
raising teenage son Walter, playing tennis, 
and remodeling her home in San Antonio TX 
with husband David. 

LAURA REED Bivans works as a lunch aide 
at Darnestown Elementary School in 
Damestown MD, with Belfast Children's 
Summer Program, and is on the PTA of both 
Darnestown Elementary and Ridgeview 
Middle School. She and husband David 
raise dogs for Guiding Eye Puppies. Their 
first dog graduated in January and is helping 
a blind man in Essex MD. 


NANCY HOPKINS Parsons of Keswick VA 

IS director of arts, grounds, and historic 
preservation programs at UVA, which "is a 
challenging and exciting position that 
keeps me very busy." She is in charge of 
two campaigns: raising funds to build a 
Center for the Arts at UVA and to pre- 
serve Thomas Jefferson's historic 
buildings, gardens, and decorative arts. 
Nancy also writes that she enjoys fre- 
quent travel, both domestic and 
international, for business as well as per- 
sonal trips. 

MEUSSAWEYHER Saunders and hus- 
band Rob live in Fairfax VA with children 
Joe, 9, and Grace, 6. 

band John live in Fanwood NJ and recently 
returned from a trip to Venice. Son 
Christopher is 11 and William is 9. Kathleen 
is the parish coordinator for Christ Church 
in Short Hills. 

SARA BETH BEARSS of Richmond VA is 
senior editor of the Dictionary of Virginia 
Biography, published by the Library of 
Virginia in Richmond. Sara states that she 
was "delighted to work again v^ith Dr 
Kenneth W. Keller and Dr ANN ALEXAN- 
DER '67," both of whom contributed 
biographical entries for the second vol- 
ume, which appeared in November 2001. 

ANNE DARBY Parker regrets not being 
able to attend her class reunion. The grad- 
uation of two nieces and a cousin's 
marriage made this spring a busy one. 

KOY EDMISTON Mislowsky of Winchester 
VA IS working part time as a staffing coordi- 
nator for Manpower Staffing Services. Twin 
daughters Emily and Elizabeth are 12 and 
daughter Mary is 9. 

Roanoke VA with children Daniel, 17 
Andrew, 15, and Amanda, 11. She finished 
her first year of teaching first and second 
grade after completing Montessori training. 

SUSAN LITTLE Adkins of Marietta GA 
stays home with three preschoolers. The 
family adopted another baby, Christine 
Elizabeth, m December 2000, who joins 
siblings Paul and Mary Alice. 

MEUNDA MIDDLETON Knowles is the 

mother of 3-year-old twins Mark Jr and 
Marguerite. Melinda is on the board of 
Dallas for Children and is president of 
Dallas for Children Associates. 


Staunton VA reports that son Miles gradu- 
ated from high school with honors and 
will attend Mary Washington College this 
fall. Mr Gatti's in Harrisonburg VA. the 
restaurant that she and husband George 
own, celebrates its 16th anniversary this 
year Luanne is in her 10th year with The 
Garden Club and loves spending time 
with her family. Daughter Elizabeth, 9, 
likes attending Grace Christian School in 
Staunton and "is the apple of her parents 
eye!" Luanne enjoyed hosting her reunion 
class dinner at her home in May. 

SUSAN WILSON Clark of Lynchburg VA 
and husband James are parents to 
Mitchell, 15, and Ashton, 13. Susan has 
been the director of the Lynchburg Victim 
Witness Program for 16 years. 

REV. MARABLEW1SE Southall-Vess and 

husband Rev. Michael Southali-Vess are mis- 
sionanes assigned to Japan by the General 
Board of Global Ministries. Their responsibili- 
ties include rural evangelism and ministry. 
They preach, conduct worship services and 
Bible studies, participate in evangelism 
events and women's work, facilitate interna- 
tional exchange with the United States and 
countries in Asia, teach English, and study 
various social issues to participate in action 


LAURA JOSPEHTHAL Wolfe of Roanoke 
VA loves her miniature dachshund and is 
getting another 

is a stay-at-home mother to Madeline, 
Alexandra, and Nicholas. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Grayson of Atlanta and husband Hal went 
to Pans France for hei 40th birlhday- 

ANNE MCCORMACK Jones is busy with 
4-year-old twins Charlotte and Walter, 
who are in pre-schooi at St Paul's 
Nursery Day School in Alexandria VA. 
Husband Freeman was recently promot- 
ed to colonel in the U.S. Army 

THERESE ROTHE Witcher plans to hike 
the Appalachian Trail this year. She resides 
in Daleville VA with husband Homer and 
children Taylor and Bennett. 



of Columbia SC left Bank of America after 16 
years to become the chief financial officer at 
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, which 
sons West, 9. and Robert, 7, attend 

DEIDRE FLEMING Doughertv, husband 
Guy and children Alexandra and William 
moved from IN to the Seattle WA area "We 
love it — there's so much to dol " 

BONNIE HAUFE of Williamsburg VA enjoyed 
attending the theatre reunion at Ivlary 
Baldwin in May 2001 , and sends congratula- 
tions on the success of the Blackfrtars 
Playhouse in downtown Staunton Bonnie is 
active with Environmental Defense and The 
World Future Society and was quoted in the 
winter 2001 edition of FutureTimes 

KATHRYN "KATE" KEELY of Hagerstown 
MD teaches art at Radford College in 
Virginia. She exhibited recent paintings in 
May and June at Frostburg State 

AMY LAWLER Holloway of Macon GA 
was promoted to academic division chair 
at Middle Georgia Technical College, She 
also coordinates an online course devel- 
opment project at the college 

LISA MCKENZIE Milllcan is the mother 
of three girls McKenzie, 7 Evan. 5, and 
Reagan, 2 Lisa stays busy volunteering at 
school and church, and enioys gardening 
She, husband John, and their daughters 
live in Winston-Salem NC 

MARY SANTUCCI Tiffin and husband 
David of Winfield PA celebrated the birth 
of new son Stephen Alexander May 7 
2002 Stephen was welcomed home by 
big brothers Christopher and Michael 


looking forward to enrolling in the Adult 
Degree Program at Mary Baldwin, with 
the hope of entering graduate school after 


Durham NC has three daughters Sarah. 
10, Kate, 6, and Emily 4 Audrey teaches 
preschool "and loves it," tutors in her 
daughter's public school, and reads 

Gail Radley '89 

has written another book 
in her Vanishing From 
environmental series — 
this, the fourth, is 
Vanishing From Forests & 
Jungles. The series teaches 
children about animal 
extinction. Pages are filled 
with descriptions of ani- 
mals and information 
about their habitats, eating 

habits, and endangered status. Included are a glossary, sugges- 
tions for further reading, and passages from poems and essays. 

The "vanishing" series began several years ago as a poetry 
anthology focusing on geographical regions, says Radley, 
"around the theme of endangered animals to help raise chil- 
dren's awareness." When Lerner Publishing Group agreed to 
publish Radley's work, it asked her to divide it into volumes by 
type of habitat. In her books, Radley discusses what is and can 
be done to help animals facing possible extinction. The other 
books: Grasslands & Deserts, The Skies, and Waterivays. 

A lecturer in the English Department at Stetson University 
in DeLand, Florida, Radley says she's pleased that her books 
"are very appealing to teachers and librarians." An upcoming 
book will bring the writing of Brazilian children to North 
American children. 

— Marisol Eitceda '04 

admissions applications for Duke 
University Husband George is an attorney 
for The Nature Conservancy 

LESLIE JIVIDEN Luxenberg is enioying 
the growth of her massage therapy prac- 
tice in Falls Church VA Leslie "was thnlled 
to hear that my classmate SANDRA 
"SANDY" HARRISON is doing well in her 
position as country director for the 
English Language Institute in Hanoi, 


CHRISLEY BAYLOR Voter of Norfolk VA is 
the proud mother of a son Henry Warren, 
born December 28, 2001, and daughter 
Josephine, 4, Husband Richard Voter is 
commanding officer of the U S S 
Oklahoma City 

KAREN LATSHAW Schaub has been a 
stay-at-home mother for eight years In 
February 2001 , she and husband Gregory 
welcomed third child Elizabeth Lee Schaub, 
who IS adored by older brothers Eric. 7 and 
Matthew. 5 Karen volunteers at the boys' 
schools, sings in the chancel choir at her 
church, and participates in a book club. 
"Actually most of us only read about one- 
third of the book, so we spend most of the 
time dnnking wine, eating cheese and crack- 
ers, and enioying adult conversation! " 

JUDYTHOMPSON Harper of Tremont PA 
owns and manages Echo Valley 
Campground "I've built this into a resort 
that IS quite beautiful We're |ust off 1-81 at 
Exit 104" 


JEANINE HOLMESThomas of Arlington 
Texas has been married to husband Derrick 
for 10 years, and owns an internal medicine 
practice Jeanine has a stepson and a son. 
and IS active m her community and church 

and husband Frederick had third child Parker 
Venable June 29, 2001 He joins brother 
William, 5, and sister Kathenne, 3 

MARYSLATER LINN of Orlando FL is vice 
chair of the Central Florida Sierra Club. She 
traveled to Bali in February 

CLAIRE Williams of Richmond VA has three 
daughters Emma Claire, 5; Terrell. 5, and 
Gracie, 2 

RALPHETTA AKER of Orlando FL was pro- 
moted to manager of the fiscal 
administration division for the Orange 
County Public Works Department. 


IS a stay-at-home mother of Ashlee. 6, and 
Eric Christopher, born April 7 2000. Joanie, 
husband Clark, and the children reside in 

MARY HESS King and husband Stephen of 
Harrisonburg VA have three children: Alex. 8. 
Tess, 5, and Grant, 2 


INGRID ERICKSON Vax is the advertis- 
ing manager for Pharmaceutical 
Research and Manufacturers of America 
in Washington DC. PhRMA is a nonprofit 

association representing the country's lead- 
ing research-based pharmaceutical and 
biomedical companies. Ingrid is responsible 
for consumer-oriented and governmental 
affairs advertising programs. 


and husband John welcomed the arrival of 
son Nicholas Robert September 15, 2001. 
Jackie cares for Nicholas while working 
from home running Hedgebrook Farm, a 
family farm market in Winchester VA, She 
also teaches two classes m public speak- 
ing at Shenandoah University 

SHELBY POWELL Drinkard married 
Rodney S Drinkard November 10, 2001, in 
Atlanta MBC bndesr' , n .-.^■•: : i-:,v 
Russell '90 and LUCILLE HODGES '89 
was a re,3dei In ,«t.,' : ,■ ■ ...•.- BEAT- 
BETH "BETH" WILSON White '89 and 

SUSAN SIPPLE Elliott stays busy raising 
sons Forsyth and Bondurant, and is asso- 
ciate editor of Portico, a regional general 
interest magazine published in 

Birmingham AL 

REBECCA WALKER works for Adams 
Keegan and recently earned a professional 
certificate in human resources Rebecca 
has three dogs and has been busy reno- 
vating an old house in Franklin TN 



Midlothian VA is a full-time mother for 
Margaret, 4, and Marshall, 2 She writes, "I 
am enioying landscaping my yard, visiting 
friends and family and reading" Husband 
Rod IS starting graduate school at UVA. 

AMY FISCHER Power of Frisco TX celebrat- 
ed the second birthday of son Carson in 
2001 "My business is growing rapidly and I 

love being a mom i " 


Aaron Millei, a computer consultant. May 
27 2UU1. . ■ tl..';..,.j. ' ■, ;•■ ,nr:0:^d,3 FL 
Sis'. MARGARET BOLEN Mamon '88 
bridesmaids and DIANA BALURD '91 
and husband Travis Renker attended 
Rosina will work as assistant professor of 
biology at Mount Saint Mary's College in 
Emmitsburg MD this fall 

SUSAN HYATT Ferrell of Colonial 
Heights VA is "very busy with my 4-year- 
old daughter. Anne Maclin, and my 
2-vear-old son. Wit" 


Portland OR is "enioying my 2-year-old son 
Jackson and doing lots of work to our 
1924 home" Margaret works full time in 
human resources at Credence Systems 

JULIE PURCELL Hickey of San Francisco 
CA was accepted into the 
Berkeley/Columbia Executive MBA 
Program — a new loint MBA from the 
University of California at Berkeley and 
Columbia University She will work full 
time as senior account manager at Intuit 
Inc while earning two degrees. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

NANCY ROWE Abercrombie of Mount 
Pleasant SC is the mother of 2-Year-old 
son Jack. 


HOLLY EGERWest of Montclair VA moved 
into a new home and resigned from her 
position with Kaiser Permanente to be at 
home with her four children. The children 
attend parochial school. Holly is on the PTA, 
chairs a program for ejctracurricular science, 
and teaches piano to elementary school stu- 
dents. Husband David left the United States 
Marine Corps in 2000 and is employed by 
Cisco Systems. 

KANDICE ENGLE recently opened a new 
law office in Lebanon KY. 


Midlothian VA continues being a full-time 
mom to Samuel, 5: Sarah, 3; and Jonah, 1. 

ROBIN RAY Coll and husband Patrick live in 
southern MD, just off the Potomac River. 
They work for the Office of General 
Counsel, Department of the Navy. 

AMYTUNSTALL Burfeson of Midlothian VA 

has a 3-year-old son. Trey, and a 1-year-old 
daughter, Ashley 

Edward Hoffman July 6, 2002. Heather is a 
home economics teacher, a Mary Kay con- 
sultant, and works in youth ministry. 


LENI ASHMORE Sorensen of Crozet VA has 
been appointed intenm director of Reynolds 
Homestead in Critz VA. 

NOEL SEVAN of Virginia Beach VA has 
worked for CoastalTraining Technologies for 
eight years and is a senior account execu- 
tive. She writes, " I am also facilitating a 
women's Bible study and getting ready to 
start working with youth at my church again." 

JOY-MARIE BIGALKE Chien of Hampton VA 
is enjoying being a "soccer mom" for 
Kathenne, 6. and Cortland, 4, "not to men- 
tion swimming, ballet, and Brownies." Joy is 
active in the Junior Woman's Club of 
Hampton, St. Mary's PTO, and is a speaker, 
peer-to-peer counselor, group leader, and 
advocate for the MS Society. The family has 
a new dog, Kita, that Joy is training to be a 
therapy dog for nursing homes and hospi- 
tals. Husband Stan is in the Navy aboard the 
USS Oscar Austin and "thankfully" will be on 
a shore tour with the Joint War Fighting 

JUUE BIRMINGHAM has moved to 
Charlottesville VA after living in Indianapolis 
and working at Indiana University. Julie is a 
billing system liaison at UVAs Health 
Services Foundation. 

ROSE CHU Beck of Cleveland Heights OH 
finished her M.D./Ph.D. program at Case 
Western Reserve University in May 2001 
Rose IS now in residency in clinical pathology 
at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is 
enjoying a new house with husband Rex. 

MARY COCKE Read mamed Kenneth 
Edward Read of Athens GA March 10, 2001. 
They live in Memphis TN, where Mary is a 
dietitian doing research at The Center for 
Community Health at the University of 
Memphis, while working on a master's in 

community health research. Kenneth is 
production manager of antique reproduc- 
tions for the Amy Howard Collection at 
Artisan Studios. 

MARY HUGHES Hawkins teaches sixth 
grade special education in Fairfax County 
VA. She lives in Alexandna VA with hus- 
band Enk and daughter Anya. 1. 


Augusta GA is a stay-at-home mother to 
daughter Mary Catherine, 1. 

HELEN NALTY Butcher of New Orleans 
LA is the mother of three children: Price. 
4. and twins Laura and Martin, 2. 

SUSAN O'DONNELL Black lives in Canal 
Vymchester OH with husband John. Susan 
was given a ba:. s':.: e- .E-^ary 12, 
2002. Class- ;:,; MARY COCKE Read 
andKATHERINE BROWN :■ '.'emphisTN 


Beaverdam VA is in her 10th year of teach- 
ing in Hanover County VA, now teaching 
third grade. Last year, she was on the 
head writing committee in applying for the 
National Blue Ribbon Award, and in May 
2001, her school received the distinction 
of being recognized as a national school of 
excellence. Paige and husband Richard 
welcomed their first child, son Parker 
DeanOctober 13, 2001. 

and husband Christopher celebrated the 
birth of first child John "Jack" Patrick July 18, 
2001. "He is the best thing that ever hap- 
pened to us." Brenda accepted a promotion 
at McCormick and Co. Inc. as sales develop- 
ment manager in national accounts. 
Chnstopher is a partner in his law firm. 

JULIA KING and Robert Clayton Maxwell 
II of Staunton VA were married June 23, 
2001. The reception v.'as in the MBC 
Student Activities Center Mary Baldwin 
alumrae ' 5re'::=';e ■.'.e'e classmates 
HOREHLED King '72 

WENDY WOODEN Barze of Birmingham 
AL has her own business. "Beehive," sell- 
ing onginal stationery and invitations. 
Wendy and husband Brian have two chil- 
dren: Henry, 3. and Jay 1. Brian is CFO of 
Hunter Systems, a software company. 


DANA AILSWORTH of Richmond VA is 
head creative talent recruiter in the 
Virginia division for AQUENT an interna- 
tional agency for creative freelancers. "I 
am using my fabulous communications 
degree from MBC to work with graphic 
designers. Web developers, copywriters, 
and the like." She recently collaborated on 
a project with classmate ELIZABETH 
HARDT Lasker '83. 

works for Encsson Mobile Communications 
as a service control specialist in the 
Information Technology Department and as 
an IT consultant for new joint venture Sony 
Ericsson Mobile Communications. "When 
I'm not working. I enjoy free time with hus- 
band Scott and two dogs, a Gennan 

Shepherd named Ike and Salem, a 
Dachshund/Tem'er mix." 


of Fori Washington MD is director of con- 
stituent relations for the National 
Association of Partners in Education in 
Alexandria VA. She married Clyde Watts Jr. 
September 1. 2001. 

CHRISTY HAWKINS had an exciting year. 
In October 2001 , she moved into a new 
house just outside Austin TX, in January 
2002, she was promoted to manager of 
Technology Change Management for 
Sears, and in April, Christy and a fnend 
vacationed in Scotland and England "and 
had an amazing time." 

EVELYN "KATE- MILLS Irby of Jackson 
MS married Charies Lyons Irby July 28, 
2001. They honeymooned in Tuscany. Kate 
teaches, paints, and enjoys spending time 
with her two teenage stepsons, Charlie 
and Andrew. 

LISA NICHOLS Hickman and husband 
Jason moved toTucson AZ and celebrated 
the birth of daughter Leah Kristine 
December 29. 2001. 

EMILY OEHLER of Alexandria VA became 
engaged on New Years Eve in Central Park 
to John Murdock. a W&L graduate, and is 
planning a fall v^iedding, 

BETH PALK Hooper lives in McKinneyTX 

with husband John and daughters 

Callaway, 2, and Abbey. 1. 

Jefferson County Public Schools in 
Louisville KY as a bilingual associate 
instnjctor in English as a second lan- 
guage. In March 2001 . she had a 
wonderful visit with classmate and room- 
mate MARYLON HAND Barkan in Italy 
Carmen is a volunteer for Mary Baldwin, 
representing the college at career and col- 
lege fairs in her area. 


and husband Brian Christian Lamberf, a 
graduate of UVA and Harvard Law 
School, live in Charlotte NC, where Beth 
worked as director of planned giving and 
major gifts for the National Kidney 
Foundation of North Carolina before leav- 
ing her position to be a full-time mother 
to their son. 


LISA DOERING Diaz received her mas- 

ters in human resource management 
with an emphasis in organizational devel- 
opment from Rollins College in Winter 
Park, FL. Lisa resides in Oriando and is 
employed as a senior technical recaiiter 
for Science Applications Internationa! 
Corp., a Fortune 500 company and the 
nation's largest employee-owned research 
and engineering firm. She recruits high- 
tech professionals for positions in the 
United States, Bosnia, and Germany. Lisa 
is a member of the Society for Human 
Resource Management and the Central 
Florida Human Resources Association. 

JENNIFER EAVEY Oprison of Dallas TX 
announces the birth of third child Emma 
Grace, born April 18, 2002. Emma joins 
twin brothers Chariie and J.R. who turn 3 
in August. 

LEAH GARCIA of Winter Park FL is a mar- 
keting specialist for the National 
Watermelon Promotion Board, based in 
Oriando. Leah would love to hear from MBC 
friends and alumnae in the Oriando area. 

EUGENIA GRATTO spent most of 
December 2001 at the Vermont Studio 
Center in Johnson VT for a fiction-writing 
residency. She lives in Arlington VA w^ith 
husband Robert Gravely. 


ANNE BUSHMAN Bongiovanni of 

Narbenr -- s:,: : 'e=icnsmanagerfor 
theeaste" :.;:-:' C^-^cas! Cable Inc. 

THRIFT '93 had a wonderful time during 
their annual trip to Litdifield Beach SC. 

ALEXIS GRIER Reld and Langdon 
Fairchild Reid of Staunton VA were mar- 
ried October 6. 2001. at First Presbyterian 
Church in Winchester VA, followed by a 
honeymoon in Charleston SC. Alexis is 
assistant director of annual giving at Mary 
Baldwin College and s consultant for 
Southern Living At Home, and Langdon is 
a songwriter and entertainer in the coun- 
try music industry. 

MITZI LESHER-Thomas is a member of 
the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina and 
was ordained a minister at Pleasant View 
Presbyterian Church January 6. 2002. She 
lives in Calypso NC with husbandlroy. 

SONJA SPARKS Smith of Reedville VA 
opened a clothing boutique in Irvington VA 
in July 2001. She is treasurer of the 
Irvington Business Association. "Business 
is going well, and I'm having a good time." 
Sonja traveled to New Orieans in Febnjary 
with husband K.G. and met classmates 
and Courtney's fiance Rob Forrest. 

LEE THOMPSON Vermillion is a fulkime 
mother to son Jackson Randolph, born 
June 18, 2001. Lee and husband Kevin live 
in Bristow VA. 


SHARON DINGLER Guglleiminiand 

ri^scor;^ — -.c.ed :o Hawaii where Tim 
is stationec =: -earl Harbor ''Javal Base. 
Sharon is a scerce s'c "atr. teacher in 
the specis ec^cBtion oecetTentat 
Waipahu High School. 

TANIA LYLE Cash and Christopherl 
Cash of Waynesboro VA were married 
September 15, 2001, at Christ United 
Methodist Church in Staunton VA. Tenia is 
employed as a salon manager at KoKomo 
Joe's Salon and Christopher works for 
American Safety Razor 

AMY GRIFFITH Berra married Matt J. 
Ben^a. a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval 
Academy. July 7, 2001. Amy recently com- 
pleted her third year as director of 
professional development for the 
Pennsylvania Association of School 
Business Officials. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

LAURA MCCALLUM Heaslip, husband 
Billy, and daughter Mykah, 2. of Staunton 
VA welcomed the birth of Liam Slade 
February 8, 2002. Laura works part time 
in area schools for Children's Art 

KARA OLSEN Niebo and husband Ron. 
1996 W&L graduate, live in Hightstown 
NJ with their dog Phoenix Kara is sales 
and operations coordinator for Berlitz 
Languages for Kids. Ron is a research 
analyst for Everest Consulting in 
Cranbury NJ. Says Kara. "All I have are 
wonderful nnemories of MBC and all my 
friends there. Wish I were back there!" 

attends graduate school at University of 
Houston. Clear Lake She is working on a 
dual master's degree m business and 
healthcare administration while employed 
full time at M D Anderson Cancer Center 
In October 2001. she visited with class- 
mate JULIE RENN while on vacation in 
New York City This past Christmas. LAU- 
REN LOGAN '96 and Peg had a great 
time cruising to Grand Cayman and 
Cozunwi ivlpvtro Peg regularly en|oys 
di- :■ -J- , ■:- with MBC friends ANN 


Mount Sidney VA writes that she and 
husband Keith are "working on saving 
money to buy or build a new house, 
which hopefully will be in the near 
future" Son Colton Rawlie, 2. is a "won- 
derful |oy to have in my life" Desiree was 
promoted from direct service associate 
to supervisor/team leader at the 
Commonwealth Center for Children and 

HEATHER SHUMAN Fox and husband 
James of Falls Church VA celebrated the 
birth of son Marshall David September 3. 
200T Heather has taken a leave of absence 
from Fairfax County Public Schools to stay 
at home and raise their son. 

NOBUKOTANAKA. a former exchange 
student from Doshisha University, is 
employed by Seiwa College in Hyogo 
(Nishmomiya City) Japan 

BESS TURNER Jenkins married John 
Jenkins m April 2000. She lives in 
Richmond VA and works as a commercial 
interior designer. 

REBEKAH WISER of Virginia Beach VA is 
attending graduate school to earn a mas- 
ter's in community counseling. 


SARAH BARLOW is excited to announce 
her engagement to Joshua Paul Newton 
of Abingdon MD July 21 . 2001, She has 
since moved from her hometown of 
Roanoke VA to Abingdon, where she is a 
bank teller for Slavie Federal Savings 
Bank. Sarah is busy planning the wedding 
in Roanoke in early September 2002. 

KATHLEEN MCCABE of New York City is 
associate production manager in the 
advertising and promotion department of 
Lifetime Television She is engaged to 
marry Jason Michael Thielen. a former 
high school friend, in May 2003. 


Somerville MA is press secretary for the 
Robert Reich for Governor campaign in 


husband Brian moved to Riverdale UT for 
his work with the United States Air Force 
"We like It here and we're doing great, 
but I do miss VA! I had a very hard time 
finding an accounting job. so I started my 
own business — Mary Kay! " 

BETH GUBBINS lives in Columbus OH. 
where she has two jobs and attends 
Columbus State Community College- 

SUZANNA HICKS-Hostetter graduated 
from Jan-ies Madison University May 
2002 with a bachelor of science in nurs- 
ing Suzanna has worked at Augusta 
Medical Center as an LPN since 1999. and 
IS now an RN in a medical and oncology 
unit She and husband John live in 
Staunton VA 

MICHELE OLSON of OoltewahTN writes 
that she is "back in Chattanooga, pro- 
gramming, taking pictures, ancf seeing 
shows Life IS good" 

TERESA "TRACY" SANGER-Levy lives in 
Bel Air MD with husband Andy, whom 
she married March 26. 2000 Daughter 
Courtney Julia was born June 10. 2001 
Tracy received her master's in education 
fromTowson University in spring 2002 
and teaches first grade for Harford County 
Public Schools 

SUSAN SMITH earned her master's in 
history from Fairleigh Dickinson University 
May 2001 She resides in Paramus NJ and 
has worked as a law research analyst for 
Blue Sky for four years 


Washington DC works in annual giving for 
the National Gallery of Art with LAUREL 
CATCHING Alexander 71. and enioys 
hearing about Laurel's Mary Baldwin 

EMILY BARRA graduated in May from 
Rice University in Houston TX with a mas- 
ter's in computational and applied 
mathematics. She will teach finite math in 
the Honors Department at the University 
of Houston in the fall. 

Nashville IN. where she works for the 
Vanderbilt Center for Better Health and is 
"transforming healthcare through 
Informatics as a program manager!" 

CYNTHIA FELGER Karch married Erich L 
Karch. 1997 graduate of UVA. August 12. 
2000. The couple moved into their first 
house in CentrevilleVA June 2001. 

DENA HARRELL Thomas of Windsor VA 
starts nursing school in September 2002. 

LAURA HAWKS Ellis lives in Groton CT 
with husband Russell and daughter Haley. 
3, Laura is a loan counselor for the Navy 
Federal Credit Union. 


marned Steve Faraci in Richmond VA 
February 2. 2002. Kate graduated from 
Catholic University School of Law in 

Washington DC. moved to Richmond, and 
passed the Virginia Bar exam in spring 2001 
She IS with Cawthorn. Picard & Rowe. PC, 

LAURA MCCARTER Stone of Nashville TN 
IS a clinical nurse specialist and nurse coor- 
dinator for the Division of Maternal-Fetal 
Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical 
Center Laura and husband Robert have 
"recently purchased a home in the Oak Hills 
area of Nashville and are the proud parents 
of twins: two boxer puppies named Mona 
and Aval" 

reports, "Finally, after six semesters and 
two summers of being a part-time gradu- 
ate student. I have completed my 
master's degree in survey methodology 
I'll continue working for the United States 
Census Bureau" 

JANE RAPIER Spence married Jason Todd 
Spence. a 1999 graduate of UVA from 
Lynchburg VA. January 12, 2002 They live in 
New Orleans LA. where Jason attends 
Tulane Law School and Jane works for 
Make-A-Wish Foundation of LA 

JENNIFER ROBB of Staunton VA bought a 
business m downtown Staunton. 
Court Reporting Associates, which recently 
celebrated its first anniversary She writes. 
"I spend my time playing music around 
town, working out at theYMCA. playing 
Softball and volleyball, and working of 
course! Just finished a cooking class" 

STEPHANIE TYLER Czetii of Lancaster PA 
accepted a new position as inside sales 
coordinator for CDS Analytical Inc . located 
in Oxford PA CDS is a private company that 
manufactures laboratory instrumentation for 
the analysis of materials in environmental, 
polymer, forensic, food, pharmaceutical, 
petrochemical, and military laboratones, 

CAROLINE WRIGHT of Williamsburg I A 

works in publicity for an Iowa-based rodeo 


SHANNON BAYLIS Sarino hosted a 
Christmas get-together for MBC friends at 
her horop m Gprma'i'own MD Attending 
MORRISON '98 •■•■'' . r UBAH 


Staunton VA worked as a teacher for two 
years after graduating from Mary Baldwin 
Since then, she married Damian Desmond 
and gave birth to son Jakob. 1 Tara has been 
staying home with Jakob and will return to 
teaching this fall She and Damian coach 
cross country at a local high school and com- 
pleted a marathon in 2000. 

BROOKE HITE of Loretto VA teaches 
math at Essex High School. 

DEANA LEHMUTH of Baltimore MD con- 
tinues to work for MBNA America Bank 

Salem NC works as a research associate 
on an NIH-funded research study at Wake 
Forest University. Melissa works part time 
on a Ph.D. in physiology at Wake Forest 

University School of Medicine, She 
recently visited Mary Baldwin to serve on 
the Alumnae Athletes Panel for the 
Parents Council Spring Symposium. 

LEANNA REYNOLDS Didio and husband 
John recently bought a house in Savannah 

REBECCA STEVENS of Cockeysville MD 
IS in her third year at Arista Advertising 
Design Inc. inTimonium MD. where she 
works as a junior art director 

graduated from Catholic University Law 
School in May 2002. and will work for the 
IRS chief counsel's office. 

GRETA WINN is working on her MBA at 
Averett University, to be completed in 
January 2004. She wntes. "I am also a 
member of the Richmond Alumnae 
Steering Committee Life is great! " 


KELLY BAUGHAN lives in New Orleans 

LA. where she is a law student at Tulane 

"shipped out" for the Persian Gulf aboard 
the USS Barry, 


Atlanta loves her new |0b as corporate 
development manager for Special 
Olympics Georgia "A wonderful cause 
and a dynamic group of people working 
together to make a difference," 

MARISA DEBOWSKY of South Burlington 
VT graduated May 2002 with a master's in 
math from the University of Vermont, 

ANGELA DANCY Peterson and Lars 
Peterson. VMI Class of 1999. were married 
July 16. 2000 They live in Cockeysville MD. 
where Angela teaches a class of "very 
active 3-year-olds" at Hampton Lane Child 
Development Center 

SHOLEH EHDAIVAND is in nursing 
school at the University of North Carolina 

Chapel Hill 

band Michael Dominic Mule reside in 
Richmond VA. where she is finishing up 
the first of four years as a dental student 
the Medical College of Virginia, 

became development director for the 
Richmond Organization for Sexual 
Minority Youth in December 2001. 

LALE MAMAUX of Springfield VA 
earned a master's in political science 
from American University in Washington 
DC in January 2002. Lale is deputy of 
political affairs for a political fundraising 
firm in DC, 

hei career as a design associate for 
Martha Child Interiors Inc . Design 
Division of Sunrise Assisted Living Inc . in 
Sterling VA, She is responsible for design- 
ing assisted living centers for the west 
coast division, and has traveled to 
Colorado. California. British Columbia, and 
Ontario. In December. Alison received the 
Designer of the Year award for 2001. As of 

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January 2002. she was promoted to 
senior design associate and went to 
Japan in Febaiary to work on a future 

SAMANTHA OEHL is an account execu- 
tive at Quinn 4 Co., a New York City 
public relations agency. She oversees 
publicity for a variety of travel accounts, 
including luxury hotels, resorts, and desti- 


a six-month aeployment with the 
U.S. I^avy to the ^;ledite^^nean Sea 
and Arabian Gulf in support of 
Operation Enduring Freedom. She 
is assigned to the guided missile 
cruiser USS Hue City, with a port in 
Mayport FL The Fleet Home Town 
News Centerwrites, "Scaramozzi is 
one of more than 10,000 Atlantic 
Reet sailors and marines aboard the 
ships of the USS John F Kennedy 
Carrier Battle Group and USS Wasp 
Amphibious Ready Group participat- 
ing in joint-service, multi-national 
apetations in the US-led war against 

ried Robert Daniels Wipfler September 
28, 2001, at The Church of Our Redeemer 



and husband James of Stafford VA celebrat- 
ed the birth of daughter Gretchen Manannah 
December 4, 2001. Gretchen pins sister Kya 
Jean, bom October 23, 2000. 

MEUSSA -PAIGE' CARICO Bell and hus- 
band Shane of Rack Hill SC were excited 
to move into a new home in IVIay. Paige 
will start the IVIBA program atWinthrop 
University this fall. She writes, ° I miss ail 
my friends at MBC, especially mv old 
roommate TANYA BOYCE '01 ." 


and Gregory Dean Buchanan were mar- 
ried October 6, 2Q01 , at Old Providence 
ARP Church in SpouSwoadVA.Ttie couple 
resides in Staunton VA. where Ashley 
works as an admissions counselor for 
Mary Baldwin College. Gregory, a gradu- 
ate of Virginia Tech, is employed by Sugar 
Loaf Farms. 

STARUNG CRABTREE lives in NashvilleTN 
with her younger sister. She wortcs for 
Commings Video and Rim as office manag- 
er production coordinator; and sales agent 
"Hello to all my MBC friends. 1 love and 
miss you ail. Keep in touch and God bless!" 

NORAH HCK of Fredericksburg VA is a first 
grade teacher at Hugh Mercer Bementary. 
"Single and loving life! I miss MBC!!" 


and Bntton Lee Annstrong were mamed 
January 5, 2002. at Quantico Memorial 
Chapel in Quantico VA. Both Wendy and 
her husband are 2nd lieutenants in the 
U.S. Air Force. 


Hamsonhurg VA mamed Daniel Kullander 
January 19, 200Z Jamie works for Suter's 
Handcrafted Furniture and "atisolutely 

loves it! I get to see first-hand the won- 
derful ISth century designs and help with 
the design process." 

JOY HULL, a graduate of the Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted, was named the 
AAPC/Semester in Washington 
Scholarship winner for fall 2001. The AAPC 
provides a $2,500 scholarship and intem- 
ship each semester to a student attending 
the Semester in Washington program at 
The George Washington University. 

MEGAN KECK purchased a new house in 

ERIN KELLY lives in Hanover PA. where 

she is a legal assistant for a state senator, 
writing newsletters, doing press releases, 
and researching. 

MEGAN MILLER of Sutheriin VA writes, 
"We recently welcomed our second 
daughter. Ashlyn Hope, into our family on 
Febaiary 7, 2002. Her big sister. Kylee 
Ruthanne, is a great help!" 


lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, living 
in Quantico VA until December 2002, 
when she will be stationed in Japan. 

is an environmental scientist in Lexington 
Park MD, working on her graduate degree 
in public administration. 




Chariottesville VA continues to work at 
Farniington Country Club. Chip recentiy 
helped his father write American 
Generalship: Character is Everything — 
the Art of Cammsnd. 


is wori<ing as substance abuse services 
coordinator for Virginia Commonwealth 
University in Richmond VA. Jim has a psy- 
chotherapy practice at Rrst Baptist Church 
in Chariottesville VA. and is wori<ing on his 
Ph.D. in education atVCU. 


ANGELA MARTIN of Ypsflanti Ml has pur- 
chased a new home and is "enjoying 
decorating and gardening." Angela most 
recentiy was a senior market develop- 
ment manager for Domino's Pizza, based 
out of the Worid Resource Center in Ann 
Art3or, Ml. 

JOHNTRIPPEL of Chariottesville VA is 
painting canvases and woricing as a 
teacher's aide for Albemarie High School. 


wori<ed for years as a paralegal, but now 
teaches in a special program called Even 
Start for Franklin County Schools. Sandra 
helps parents learn while tiieir children 
are in a preschool classroom. "Very 

Pernell '96 Is Named Top Teacher 

Julie Howard Pernell "96 was named teacher ot the year tor the 
2001-02 school year in the Waynesboro, Virginia, system. She received 
SlOO and a recommendation for regional teacher of the year. 

Pernell, a third-grade teacher at Westwood Hills Elementary-, 
began her professional life as a portrait artist. But teaching was her 
dream. "! always played school when I was little," she told the 
Staunton Neu'S Leader. "I would draw things for lessons on the chalk- 
board at home for my make-believe audience." 

Pernell, in Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program, graduated 
cum laude with a major in studio art and a minor in elementary educa- 
tion certification. She decided to become a teacher after a professor 
convinced her that she "could and should be a teacher," she said. 

"I try to see the student not just as a student, but as a human, as 
a child. They experience the same emotions adults experience on a dif- 
ferent level," said Pernell. 


DONNA BALLARD of Charlottesville VA 
wntes, " 1 enioyed the 25tti anniversary cele- 
bration for ADP students in Chariottesville 
March 16, 20Q2.The mixture of ti^diti'onal 
and ADP students was wonderful. Also, all 
the faculty members and Dr. Tyson made the 
evening special." 

JUDY MAE MOORE of Wylliesburg VA had 
her poem "Windriders" published hyThe 
Intemational Libran/ of Poetry in winter 
2002. She appeared on "Where Do You 
Stand?," a segment of television coverage of 
the Virginia gubernatorial race. 

CINDY ROBERTS of Staunton VA is an 
investinent representati've with Edward 

LOIS STEPHENS is manager of marketing 
services for the Division of Continuing 
Education atVirginiaTech. She writes. "My 
association with all of you in the Roanoke 
office was a great experience, as you were 
always so helpful and supportive." Lois tenta- 
tively plans to retire in four years to pursue a 
career in portraiture. She will have more 
time to paint now that she has completed 
six years of serving on the board of directors 
for Literacy Volunteers of America. Son Chris 
lives in Raleigh NC, mamed last year, and 
wori<s at the libran^ at UNC Chapel Hill. 


VA is the editor of Backpage in her local 
newspaper The Daily- Katiiy serves on the 
MBC Alumnae/i Board of Directors and is on 
tiie MBC Gift Shop sales and mari<eti'ng 


NANCY HALL of Buriington WV is woricrig 
on her master's in social woric at West 
Virginia University. "Thanks to the incredible 
foundati'on I received from MBC, tiie encour- 
agement from advisor Jim Harrington, and 
the references I've received from my many 
instmctors. I've been blessed witii the 
opportunity to further my education! " In 
August 2001 . Nancy was hired as a sen/ice 
coonjinator for Potomac Center, an individu- 
alized case facility for adolescents with 
MRDD. "I love it. and best of all. I'm using 
the knowledge I gained through my MBC 
education. God bless you all. I'll graduate 
fromWVU in July 2003!" 



Roberi G„5;a.e ,-3c,',e. .Aari; 6, 2002 

ALUSON LEE GUYTON '87 to Patrick S. 
Dogan. July 28, 2001 


S. Onnkard, November 10, 2001 

Edward Miller, May 27, 2001 


Hoffman, July 6. 2002 


Edward Read, March 10, 2001 

JUUA SHERMAN KING '92 to Robert 
Clayton Ma.xwell il, June 23, 2001 

RENAE BERRY MARCOM '93 to Gregory 

Mitchell Szad, December 29, 2001 


Clyde Watts Jr., September 1, 2001 

lumerDean III, October 6, 2001 

Steven McCaughan, Novembers. 2001 


Adamson, Novembers, 2001 


cairchiid Reid, October 6, 2001 


IVIatthew J. Ben-a, July 7 2001 

TANIA MARIE LYLE '96 to ChristopherT 

Cash, September 15, 2001 


D. Chmela, December 2.- 2001 


'98 to Steve haraci. Febajary 2. 2002 


lodd Spence. January 12, 2002 


Peterson, July 16, 2000 

Daniel Wipfler, September 28, 2001 

LAURA ASHLEY CLARK '01 to Gregory 

Dean Buchanan, OctooerO, 2001 

MEGAN -WENDY' FOSCUE '01 to Britton 

Lee .Armstrcng. January 5, 2002 


Bayer. September 29. 2001 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 



James a son, Thomas Hamilton, February 

NANCY BROYLES James '81 and 

Douglas: a son, Robert Morns, April 16, 

STEPHANIE BECKER '82 and Roland 
Stumpf: a son, Anton Oliver Becker- 
Stumpf, May 6, 2002 

DEBORAH BOYER Cabaza '83 and 

George: a daughter, Sophia Terese, 
January 24, 2001 

ROBIN NEWCOMB Lermo '84 and Erick 
a son, Peler Akhurst, December 3, 2001 

MARY SANTUCCI Tiffin '84 and Dauid a 
son, Stephen Alexander, May 7 2002 

KAREN LATSHAW Schaub '86 and 

Gregory a daughter, Elizabeth Lee, 
February 19, 2001 

HELEN LETTUNICH Chaney '86 and 

Richard a son, Richard Cage, March 25, 


and Richard a son, Henry Warren, 
December 18, 2001 

MICHELE SCHALOW Clements '86 and 

Bernard: a daughter, Caroline "Callie" 
Stone, December 11, 2001 


Frederick a son, Parker Venable, June 29 

ALLISON YOUNG Smith '87 and Jay a 

daughter, Lillian Allegra, June 15, 2001 

NELLE CHILTON Dixon '88 and Dennis 
a daughter, Elisabeth Reid. June 17 2001 

Bowers '88 and Clark a son, Eric 
Christopher, April 7 2001 

JACKIE NICHOLAS Hott '89 and John a 
son, Nicholas Robert, September 15 


Alan a daughter, Lorelei Anna, February 
23, 2002 

Fitzgerald '89 and Daniel: a daughter, 
Caroline Maryelizabeth, October 15, 2001 

SUSAN WILSON Boydoh '89 and 

Robert a daughter, Frances Barton, 
September 28, 2001 

KELLEY CONNER Lear '90 and Michael 
a son, Henry Noble. June 14, 2001 


Charlie: a daughter Adelaide 'Adele" 
Curtis, November 23, 2001 

TIATILMAN Owen '90 and Duncan: a 
son. Carter Tilman. October 17 2001 

CINDY COLE Bain '91 and Chip: a son. 
Hatcher Paul, March 6, 2001 

MARY SHOOK Collins '91 and 

Christopher a daughter, Ella Frances, 
June 12, 2001 

KELLYTHORNBURG Oberfiolzer '91 and 

David: a son, Luc MacLean, October 21 

LYNNE WATSON Craig '91 and Alan 
Lewis Maxey, July 30, 2000 


and Bryan a son Carson Daniel April 14 


Kevin: a daughter. Carter MacAllen, 
October 9, 2001 

SARAH ESCHINGER Milholland '92 and 

John a son, Christopher Talmage, 
November 20, 2001 

ANNE MCDANIEL Pollard "92 and 

Braxton a daughter, Mary Kennon, May 
10, 2001 


and Richard a son, Parter Dean, October 
13, 2001 


John a daughter, Ann Jacob, October 5, 

DEINA MILLER Coleman '93 and 

Robert a daughter, Virginia Dreamer, 
August 23, 2001 

LISA NICHOLS Hickman '93 and Jason 
a daughter, Leah Kristine, December 29, 

TINA THOMPSON Kincaid '93 and Jetf 
a daughter, Allison Faith, March 2, 2001 


and Boyd a son. Turner Ashby, December 
27 2001 

JENNIFER EAVEY Oprison '94 and 

Christopher a daughter, Emma Grace, 
April 18, 2002 


and Michael a son, Michael Patrick, 
September 7 2001 

LEE THOMPSON Vermillion "95 and 

Kevin a son, Jackson Randolph, June 18. 

CHARITY LAMBERT Baker "96 and 

Adam a son, Nolan Zachary May 2, 2002 

LAURA MCCALLUM Heaslip "96 and 

Billy a son, Liam Slade, February 8, 2002 

HEATHER SHUMAN Fox "96 and James 
a son, Marshall David, September 3, 2001 

ANNE-LOUISE USLEY "99 and Simon 
Prickett: a son, Benjamin "Ben" Charles, 
March 1.2002 

lANA PHILLIPS "99 a daughter. Emmani 
Ivy Ram Phillips-Quigley February 20. 

MEREDITH SAULTouchstone "99 and 

Steven a son, William James, February 5, 

JANEY SHELTON Uzdanovics '99 and 

Brent a daughter, Megan Elizabeth, 
October 30, 2001 

MISSY GILMER Galvin '00 and Dwain a 
son, Seth Cooper, August 29, 2001 

Reger '01 and James a daughter, 
Gretchen Manannah, December 4. 200! 

MEGAN MILLER '01 and Vernon a 
daughter, Ashlyn Hope, February 7 2002 



December 13, 2001 

BARBARA HAGAN Norris "23, April 28, 2002 

MARY PETTYJOHN Winfree '24. Febrr 
13, 2002 

VIRGINIA BRADLEY Hammer "25 January 
22, 2002 


September 27 2001 

HATTIE EARLY MILLER "25, December 26 


CARROLL SMITH Johnstone "26 March f 

CLARA RICHCREEK Morgan "27, October 
11, 2001 

MAY RITCHIE "28, December 16, 2001 


December 21, 2001 

BESSIE CONWAY Lewis "30, April 13, 2002 


February 17 2002 

ELIZABETH WOODS DeCamp "30, February 
22, 2002 


January 3, 2002 

CATHERINE DUNTON Holland '32, April 27 


PAGE HOWARD Bradham "32 March 17 


ALICE "BETTY" BUEL Winn "33 January 30 

RUTH HOPEWELL "33, November 21, 2001 


September 22, 2001 

KITTY DRUMMOND Bridgforth "34 January 

9. 2002 

KERLYN BABER Obaugh "35, April 21, 2002 


December 4, 2001 

ANNE RUDD Black '35, March 11, 2002 
MARY FITZHUGH Oliff '36. April 1. 2001 
JANE FRANCES SMITH '37, March 3, 2002 


November 13, 2001 


March 27 2002 


March 20. 2002 

MARY CONLON Schull '40, January 2001 
BETTY GRANGER Scott '40, February 14. 

KATHERINE LEWIS Watts '40 Januarys 


February 6. 2002 

BETTY ELLEN WILCOX Armstrong '41, 

November 24, 2001 

ANNTIMBERLAKE Boatwright '42 October 
6, 2001 

ALMEDA TOWNS Sien "42 November 8 

HELEN MORRIS Williamson '43, January 25. 


MARGARET SMITH Connor '44, May 6. 


EMMA BELL Daves '45, December 5, 2001 
LOUISE PLAGE Neilon '45, Januarys, 2002 

BEVERLY RHODES Wilson '45, February 18. 


FRANCES KERR Lowe "46 February 21. 


November 10, 2001 

PAULINE VAMES Oakley "53, December 16, 

CAROL BAKER Dreizler "54, April 5, 2001 

MARY LOUISE OLIVER Chesnut "56, Apnl 

10, 2002 

ANN RITCHIE McHugh '56. March 18, 2002 
PAGE CLARKE Chapman '60, April 5, 2002 
MARION BARGE Clark '67, July 3, 2001 

TRAVIS TAYLOR Derring '70, November 20, 

NANCY FEARON Rhoades "72. December 4. 


LINDA SUE COCHRANE '82, April 6, 2002 
JAMIE MCCLURE Wells "85, April 20. 2002 
BUELAHWALKER "85, February 19, 2001 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

vuanta • Augusia • banimore • Birrriirignarri - Bosiori .' 
Ilharlottesville • Chicago • Columbia • Dallas • Fort'.Worth 
^ampton • Houston • Los Angeles • Nashville • New York * 
■xlorthern Virginia • Philadelphia • Portland • Raleigh-Durhanri • Ricnrr,oi 
noahoke • San Antonio • San Francisco • San Jose • Seattle • Washinoton D 

chapters in action 

Tampa, Florida 
Dessert and Conversation 
with Jim Lott, dean emeritus 
February 20, 2002 

#1 Pam Lott, Holly Hunnicutt Green '89, 
Mim West '58, Jim Lott 

#2 Liz Anderson '86, Hostess Jan Haddrell 
Connors '65, Angela Favata Week '89 

Orlando, Florida 
Luncheon with Jim Lott 
February 21, 2002 

#3 Pam Lott, Flossie Wimberiy Hellinger '52, 
Jim Lott, Barbara Long Russell '57 
Leah Garcia '94, Nancy Falkenberg Muller 

West Palm Beach, Florida 
Casual Cocktails with Jim Lott 
February 23, 2002 

#4 Hosts: Adams and Bonnie Brackett Weaver '71, 
Jim and Pam Lott 

#5 Donna Dertz Mumby '73, Bamy Bams Pruitt '55, 
Henry Pruitt 

Chariotte, North Carolina 
Luncheon with President Tyson 
March 1,2002 

#6 Hank Watson, Elizabeth Watson '04, 
Barbara Barnes Wissbaum '79, 
Dora Lee Wiley Brown '54, Chet Rose, 
Mary Frances Watson 

#7 Carol Douglas, Robert Morrison, 
Cynthia H.Tyson, 
Margaret Chapman Jackson '80, 
Mary Nell McPherson '79 

Chariottesville, Virginia 

ADP 25th Anniversary at the Ivy Inn 

March 16, 2002 

#8 Marty Kline Chaplin '51 , Harvey Chaplin, 
Margaret McLaughlin Grove '52 

#9 Julie Murphy '70, Ursala R Rayhrer '81 , 

Sharon Stephens '02, Peggy L. Wharam '89 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Staunton, Virginia 
VWIL Alumnae Coffee 
March 23, 2002 

#10 Kristen VanWegen '99, Catherine Saunders '01, 
Krisly Wheeler '01, Kate Schultz '01, 
Brenda Bryant, Cathenne Mitchell '01, 
Sharon Spalding, Kelly Thorkilson '00, 
Crystal Newcombe '00, Aimee Herrera '99 

Richmond, Virginia 
ADP 25th Anniversary 
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 
April 5, 2002 

#11 Dudley Luck, Don Kierson '84, 
Vickie Lynn Kierson '00 

#12 Sandra Curfman Carter '00, Judy May Moore '96, 
Judy DeLeau McMahon, Deirdre Stevens 
Ownby, Lois Breisch Thatcher 

Staunton, Virginia 
ADP 25th Anniversary 
at Ham and Jam Pub 
April 6, 2002 

#13 Dudley Luck. Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 , 

Mary Sue SteffeyTraxler '84, Frances Scruby ' 
Tina Thompson Kincaid '94 

#14 Nancy Payne Dahl '56, Betty Wimmer 
VanFossen '82, Mane McClure Beck '50 

New York City 

Cocktails with Dean Jeff Buller 

April 18,2002 

#15 Lindsay Jones '69, Judy Galloway '69, 

Judy Payne Grey '65, Betsy Boggs Freund '76, 

#16 Joanne Reich '88, Jean Grainger '70, 

AnnTrussler Faith '69, Jenny Thompson Barker '97 

Columbia, South Carolina 
Luncheon at the Palmetto Club 
April 22, 2002 

#17 Ann Rawl McCain '51. Mary Weston Gnmball '69. 
Meg Brittingham Kieda '87 
Hostess: Nancy DanaTheus '79, 
Peyton Woolridge '68 

Greenville, South Carolina 
Luncheon at the Poinsett Club 
April 23, 2002 

#18 Bess Plaxco Smith '50, Woo McCuen 

Thomason '62, Gail Clarkston Crusco '85, 
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63. Kathy Hunt Marion '81 , 
Hostess: Man/ Wray Conner '81 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Roanoke, Virginia 
ADP 25th Anniversary 
Higher Education Center 
April 26, 2002 

Birmingham, Alabama 
Wine and Cheese 
with President Tyson 
April 28,2002 

Untfa Thorn Abele 73 

Staunton, Virginia 

Reception for 2002 ADP Graduates 

May 1,2002 

S21 Tom Martin '02, LaTonya Anderson '02. 
Chris Massis '02 

#22 Tom Woody. Amy Enlsminger '02. 

Mike SpitzBT. Judy Spiizer '02. Wanda Thayer '02 

Fort Worth, Texas 

Wine and Cheese with President Tyson 

May 5, 2002 

Dallas, Texas 

Reception with President Tyson 
May 6, 2002 

=1- Hostess: Heather Hill Washbume '94. 

Dr. Tyson, Caroline Hunt '43 

#25 Shannon Doenges Collins '89, 

Melinda Middleton Knowles '82, 
Squeaky Suggs Connolly '92 

#26 S=-;5 zS3_ e Snyder '59. 

^.5 S:e:'e-5 L3mtert'65. 
5e:- =; ■ - ; : :er '93, Gamett Clymer '95 

#27 <; 5. - = - - : ; 38. Joan \felten Hall '66. 

Cara nwxet nix 57 Saunders Vickery '90. 
April Sikes '01. Holkm Meaders '75 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fail 2002 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Reception for 2002 ADP Graduates 

May 8, 2002 

#28 Amy Hodges '02, Holly Chapman '02, 
Sharon Wilson '02, Sharon Barnes 

#29 Patricia Hickok '02, Karen Murphy '02, 
Cassie Hammed '02, Sherry Duncan '02, 
Jennifer Preas '02, Mike Brown, 
Cassandra Franson '02, Lori Dressier 

Richmond, Virginia 
Reception for 2002 ADP 
and MAT Graduates 
May 9, 2002 

#30 Allison Rooke '02, Mary Williams, 
Liz Ronston '02, Shanna Taylor '02, 
Nicole Long '02, Judy Baird '02 

#31 MaryGaylord '02, Nancy Wieser '02, 
Colleen Hokanson 

Lucia "Yogi" Almendras, left, and Leah Griffith 
know something about leadership. Yogi, who 
graduated from Mary Baldwin m May, passed the 
presidency of the Student Government Association 
on to Leah, a senior. Both have been active m a 
wide variety of college and community activities. 
Without your contributions to Annual Giving, they 
know that Mary Baldwin would be a far different and 
much diminished place, one with fewer opportunities 
for young women to learn and lead. 

"No matter what you give, someone here is going to 
benefit," says Yogi, who is tutoring underprivileged 
children in Washington, D.C., for a year before going 
to law school. Adds Leah: "Leadership is crucial to 
the success of any organization. Your leadership — in 
making a gift to help pay the ongoing costs of the 
college — has a bigger impact than you may imagine 
on the success of students. And you are setting an 
example that we want to follow. On behalf of all 
students at MBC, we thank you." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

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Taldns vour success , , 

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Alumnae/i and Parents 

Now tiiat the Class of 2006 is getting settled in, the 
Admissions and Alumnae/i offices are recruiting the 
Class of 2007. The\' need your help — representing 
!Mar\" Baldviia at college fairs and presenting AIBC 
scholarships at high school awards ceremonies. 

Man." BalQTiin receives huiidreds of invitations even' year to college 

fairs all over the countn.'. Some may be in your area. Nothing 

impresses prospective applicants and their ^milies more than 

encountering alumnae/i and parents 

enthusiastically volunteering for Apiary 

Baldwin. Irs easy. The college will send 

you our latest materials to display and 

hand out. Here's a chance to oSct your 

impressions of Mary Baldwin as an 

inspiring place to learn and fox. 

Mary Baldwin honors its top incoming 

Stst-year students with generous 

scholarships acknowledging academic 

merit. Some of the recipients may 

attend a high school near you. We're 

looking for alumnae/i to present these 

scholarships at school awards ceremonies each spring. Share the 

pride of these accomplished students who are excited about going 

to Man" Baldwin and continuing their achie\xments. 

Contact Ryn Bruce '99, Director of Volunteers, 

Office of Alumnae/i Activities, 1-800-763-7359 or 

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Subject : 

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Newport, Rhode Island, 1974, 

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Richard Fleischner 

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will be on campus this 
fall and next spring as 
the latest Elizabeth 
Kirkpatrick Doenges 
visiting artist. He will 
work with students and 
instructors and will give 
a public lecture 
Novennber 20 at 8 p.m, 
in Francis Auditorium in 
Pearce Science Center. 
Fleischner's large-scale 
outdoor projects and 
smaller but related 
works on paper 
(gouaches) have drawn 
notice and praise from 
critics for influential 
publications. A graduate 
of the Rhode Island 
School of Design, he 
lives in Providence. 

Do We Have Your Correct 
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You know — the latest, up-to-the-minute, current 
address. E-mail addresses change, people move 
around, businesses buy other businesses. We 
understand. But we want to stay in touch. The 
Office of Alumnae/i Activities sends out periodic 
updates about news and events at Mary Baldwin. 
So, please, help us help you. Make sure we use 
the e-mail address that you use. Send changes to And thanks! 


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Anatomy of a Decision 

To Speak Two Languages at Home 

By Bruce R. Dorries 


sually a spouse born outside the United States wants to 
transmit the language of his or her homeland to children. 

However, my wife, a native of Romania, 
has mixed feelings about teaching our 
son her native tongue. 

It has taken me years to understand 

The vakie of a second language 
seemed self-evident to me. By learning 
Romanian, our son can communicate 
better with Olimpia's family, gain access 
to another culture, and lay a foundation 
for learning other Romance languages: 
Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese. 

My pidgin Romanian, learned dur- 
ing visits with her parents and from 
tapes, permits only basic conversation. 
My father-in-law, unlike most of my 
wife's family, does not speak English 
very well. We both find it frustrating to 
rely on our spouses for translations. 

I love the sound of the Romanian 
language, which strikes most American 
ears as musical and mysterious. 

While I find the language romantic, 
Olimpia considers it a tie to a past she 
would rather leave behind. 

For most of her life, the repressive 
dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his 
state police, the Securitate, dominated 

Perhaps as much as a third of the 
population had ties to the Securitate at 
one time, permeating the country with 
paranoia about open communication. 

Olimpia recalls speaking on the 
phone with a cousin back in the 1980s, 
one of Romania's darkest times. As they 
chatted about typical teenager topics, 
practicing their German, a third party 
cut in. "Vorbeste Romaneste!" the 

eavesdropper demanded. "Speak 
Romanian" — or else, he implied. 

When I say "Vorbeste Romaneste!" 
to encourage Olimpia to share that lan- 
guage with me or our son we share a 
black, symbolic joke. 

Unfortunately, most of the econom- 
ic and political news from Romania 
since 1990 also has been dark. Although 
she loves her homeland, Olimpia fears it 
as well. And deep down, that apprehen- 
sion is connected to her first language. 

On the other hand, English repre- 
sents for her one of the best things about 
the United States. She enjoys the liberat- 
ing qualities of American English, a 
language she finds free of "hand kiss- 
ing" phrases used to communicate 
indirectly and to meet social norms of 

Olimpia also wondered if hearing 
EngUsh at day care and Romanian at 
home would confuse our son. She felt he 
would be at a disadvantage in reading 
and writing when he entered elementary 
school. Fortunately, I could point to mil- 
lions of successful children of 
immigrants who spoke one language at 
home and another in the community. 

My wife ultimately has agreed that 
teaching our son two languages is a gift. 
Meanwhile, I am learning that there are 
more obstacles to rearing a bilingual 
child than my spouse's reservations. 

Recently a slug — not a bullet, the 
creature that chews plants at night — 
illustrated why children might find it 
easier to acquire English than 

Mitchell, our preschooler, found a 
slimy moUusk during a family hike. 
Upon touching it he jumped, shouted 
"Yaugh!" in revulsion, and toddled 
away. After we laughed and reassured 
him, I asked Olimpia the Romanian 
word for slug. 

"Melc fara casa," she replied, 
which translates "snail without a 
house." I noted "slug" has one syllable, 
melc fara casa five. 

Since then we have been counting 
syllables, comparing English with 
Romanian words. While there are 
exceptions, Latin-based words run 
longer than their English counterparts. 

Mitch can't yet say long words. He 
points to vaca (two syllables), but 
prefers to say "cow." He says "knee," 
but only points to his genunchi (three 
syllables). And though he is always 
ready for a "snack," it may be another 
year before he can pronounce prajitura 
(four syllables). 

We're expecting a baby girl — 
whom we've already named Valeria 
(Romanian for "strong"). Perhaps she 
will take to her mother's tongue more 
readily when she begins speaking. 

In any case, Olimpia and I now rec- 
ognize we will need extra strength, 
patience, and understanding — and not 
just with kids — to teach our children 
two languages. 

Bruce R. Domes is assistant 
professor of communication at 
IVIary Baldwin and now father 
of a son and a daugfiter. Thiis 
article originally appeared in The Christian 
Science IVIonitor ( 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 2002 

Record Enrollment, 
Top-Tier Ranking 

Mary Baldwin welcomed a record 905 students in 
on-campus undergraduate programs this fall. An 
unprecedented number of applicants produced a 
new class of first-year students with strong creden- 
tials, including an average SAT score that is among 
the highest in decades. Enrollments in the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership and the Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted were at or near record 
levels, too. In its latest rankings, U.S. News & 
World Report once again listed Mary Baldwin in the 
South's top tier of master's level universities, a cat- 
egory acknowledging our growing array of 
distinctive and increasingly popular undergraduate 
and graduate offerings 

Change of Command 

Graduating First Captain Ennn Singman pushes 
her sword into the turf at the Change of Command 
Ceremony for the Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership during Commencement weekend. 
Removing it was her successor and the corps' 
new commander, First Captain Amanda Bennett. 

photo by Woods Pierce 





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